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NABUCCO
Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere Sep 12, 2020, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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NABUCCO - Premiere Sep 12, 2020

Giuseppe Verdi

Premiere Sep 12, 2020, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

Opera in four acts from 1842

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Libretto by Temistocle Solera (1815–1878)
Musical preparation Adam Sedlický
Stage director Jiří Nekvasil
Based on the original staging directed by Miloslav Nekvasil and designed by Vladimír Šrámek from 1968

"Go, thoughts, on golden wings; go, settle upon the slopes and hills,
where warm and soft and fragrant are the breezes of our sweet native land!"


Nabucco, Verdi’s third opera, is based on the Old Testament Bible story about the Babylonian king Nabucodonosor (ca. 630–526 BC). Verdi composed this opera using libretto written by his frequent librettist Temistocle Solera, who learnt about historical realia concerning involuntary stay of Jews in Babylonia, however he adapted the story so it complies with demands of romantic opera full of emotions. The main theme of the story is a conflict between the king and his extramarital daughter Abigaille, who is caught in a love triangle with Fenena and Ismaele. Getting inspired by biblical prophets, the librettist also engaged respectable high priest Zaccaria. Moreover, the libretto contains an allegory referring to fights of the Italian nation against expansion of the Habsburg monarchy calling for freedom and unification. This moment is remarkably underlined by Verdi’s music. Famous chorus song Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate (Fly, thought, on golden wings) could be then heard during street manifestations all around Italy. Premiere of this opera at La Scala Theatre in Milan was a triumph that turned Giuseppe Verdi into one of prominent composers in Italy. An interesting fact is that very difficult character of Abigaille was for the first time performed by Verdi’s partner Giuseppina Strepponi, whom Verdi later married.
So far, Nabbuco was introduced at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in three renditions from which the last one was running for 18 years since 1998.
 
Performed in the Italian original with Czech and English subtitles

Premieres on 12 and 13 September 2020 at the Antonín Dvořák Theatre
 
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6.30 PM
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6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Sep 13, 2020
4.00 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Sep 22, 2020
6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Sep 12, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detailtickets
Sep 13, 2020 4.00 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detailtickets
Sep 22, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Sep 28, 2020 4.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Oct 22, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Oct 28, 2020 4.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Nov 7, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Nov 21, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Dec 9, 2020 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 27, 2020 4.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 31, 2020 5.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 12, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 25, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 20, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 27, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 8, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
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May 28, 2021 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail