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Analytisches Drama
Dauer 2 h 30 min
Alter 12+

Giuseppe Verdi


Dramma lirico in four parts
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
First performed in Milan in 1842
In Italian with German surtitles

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DomStufen-Festspiele in Erfurt 2022

While the Babylonian King Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar) crushes the Israelite people, destroys their temple and proclaims himself a god, his adopted daughter Abigaille, eaten away by ambition, envy and hatred, tries to remove her sister Fenena from her path so that she can gain both her father’s throne and the love of the Hebrew Ismaele, her sister’s lover, for herself.

Based on episodes from the Old Testament, Giuseppe Verdi achieved worldwide success with his opera Nabucco. Here, the composer shows his mastery in giving a voice to a suppressed people or religious community in the form of his opera choruses and expressing their hopes and rebelliousness in effective tableaus. In the open air, this opera full of grand, highly emotional chorus pieces develops religious and political conflicts along with the pain of the oppressed and the unscrupulous lust for power.


Federico Longhi | Siyabulela Ntlale | Todd Thomas Nabucco
Andrei Manea | Yu Shao | Brett Sprague Ismaele
Ramaz Chikviladze | Kakhaber Shavidze | Mikhail Svetlov Zaccaria
Oksana Kramareva | Gabrielle Mouhlen | Katia Pellegrino Abigaille
Katja Bildt | Florence Losseau | Valeria Mudra Fenena
Vittorio de Campo | Rainer Zaun Oberpriester des Baal
Richard Carlucci | Ks. Jörg Rathmann Abdallo
Stephanie Johnson | Ann Tröger Anna

Musical director / Myron Michailidis, Harish Shankar, Yannis Pouspourikas
Production / Guy Montavon
Set design / Peter Sykora
Artistic advisor / Larissa Wieczorek