NABUCCO, VERDI - A.Homoki & Teatro Real Orchestra

Author: Auditorium Films

A sumptuous period piece costumes opera & passionate drama of Verdi's first great success, produced by the great Andreas Homoki & Teatro Real orchestra.

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Nabucco is Verdi's first great success which distinguished him as the symbol of the Risorgimento, with the famous Hebrew Slaves chorus «Va, pensiero». Compelling as an uncut diamond, Nabucco had three top-notch protagonists – Nabucco, Abigaille and Zaccaria – forerunners of some of the grand Verdian roles which were still to come.

The opera takes place in Italy during Verdi's time, and places the focus on family relationships which constitute the real nucleus of this passionate drama: the trouble story of Nabucco, leader of the kingdom of Babylon, a powerful and influential man, and his two daughters.

Their world incurs a profound transformation, as Babylonians oppose a new and modern system, embodied in a monotheistic worldview, to the polytheist paradigm.
Abigaille, Nabucco's firstborn, desperately tries to save the old system overthrowing her father and taking over herself the power. Fenena, perceives the moment of transition in the one they meet and wants to save themselves by changing sides. Family and personal conflict is the background of this shift to a new age that will ultimately lead to the fall of Babylon.

This Nabucco production comes from the hands of Andreas Homoki, with sumptuous and period piece costumes by Susana Mendoza, and a minimalist stage design of Wolfgang Gussmann.

Genre Opera
Recording location Teatro Real de Madrid
Production year 2022
Duration 2 hours 35 min
Stage Director Andreas Homoki
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor Nicola Luisotti and Sergio Alapont
Libretto Temistocle Solera
Choreography by Kinsun Chan
Chorus Master Andrés Máspero
Costumes Susana Mendoza
Sets Wolfgang Gussmann



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