Nabucco The "Va pensiero" work at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival
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The Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi returns for four evenings on the stage of the Roman Amphitheatre, proposed with the staging created in 1991 by Gianfranco de Bosio, with the rigorous scenography imagined by Rinaldo Olivieri and dominated by an imposing Tower of Babel.

The baritones Enkhbatyn Amartüvshin, Roman Burdenko and Luca Salsi alternate on stage in the role of Nabucco. At her debut, in the role of Fenena, the sicilian mezzo-soprano José Maria Lo Monaco.

Nabucco is an opera that shows the conditions of slavery of the Jewish people in Babylonia. Love troubled is the central theme of the work: from the first act sets out a double story of love and jealousy between the two daughters of the Babylonian king Nabucco, Fenena and Abigaile with the jew Ismaele. In the background the contrast between faith in the god of the Jews and the pagan god of Belo. The god of the Jews first strikes with lightning Nabucco, then it inspires conversions of the king and daughter Fenena. The work ends with the victory of good over evil through the suicide of Abigaile, usurper of the throne of Babel.

Evocative and exciting chorus of the Jews who, on the banks of the Euphrates River, invokes the distant homeland to the tune of Va Pensiero.

- 15th, 28th july at 9.00 p.m.
- 3rd, 17th august at 8.45 p.m.

Source: IAT Verona