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In the organizer's words:
Keith Warner's production of Verdi's first successful opera emphasizes the basic idea of reconciliation with which the work concludes: Under the wise King Nabucco, the scriptural people of the Hebrews and the warrior people of the Babylonians may hope for a peaceful future ... Conductor: Giampaolo Bisanti; Director: Keith Warner; With Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Jorge Puerta, Roberto Tagliavini, Ekaterina Sementschuk, Irene Roberts and others.
"Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate" - "Fly, thought, on golden wings" - when the chorus of La Scala in Milan first intoned the lines of the Chorus of the Hebrews in the third act of Giuseppe Verdi's new opera NABUCCO on March 9, 1842, it wrote a piece of musical history. The "Prisoners' Chorus" is still considered by many Italians to be the national anthem of their country, and the young composer became a beacon of hope on the opera scene.

The drama about the Babylonian captivity of the people of Israel under King Nebuchadnezzar is one of Verdi's most popular operas and was last controversially staged by Hans Neuenfels at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2000. In the Verdi year of 2013, Keith Warner, one of the best-known directors on the international opera scene, presented his approach to the material: The Briton staged, among others, LOHENGRIN at the Bayreuth Festival and the RING DES NIBELUNGEN at Covent Garden and most recently directed the Copenhagen Opera. Based on the period in which the play was written, which was marked by the transition from feudal structures to a bourgeois-industrial society, Warner places the contrast between two peoples in the foreground of his production: the Hebrews, whose culture is characterized by writing and a democratic educational ideal, and the militaristic Babylonians, whose understanding of the state is based on an autocratic system of rule. This content has been machine translated.


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