Arena di Verona Opera Festival: Nabucco Arena Opera Festival 2021
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Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco returns for 8 evenings on the stage of the Roman Amphitheatre, staged by French director Arnaud Bernard who transposes the staging in the turbulent years of Risorgimento, a period when the Austrian Empire dominated the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia.

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.

Tickets available at the Tourist Office in Verona - Piazza Bra.

Source: IAT Verona