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Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Temistocle Solera
First performed in 1842 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan
Last performed at the Grand Théâtre de Genève 2013-2014
Scenography & Lighting Designer
Nicola Alaimo / Roman Burdenko
Grand Théâtre de Genève Chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
In co-production with the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and the Teatro della Maestranza of Seville
Giuseppe Verdi’s early work Nabucco has often been interpreted as an epic call (“Va pensiero”) to the national liberation struggle that would eventually lead to Italian unity. However, the opera emphasises, perhaps unwittingly, a particularity of rabbinic thought, the idea of the "withdrawal" of the divine as a presence of absence.
Brazilian director, filmmaker and author Christiane Jatahy, who was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2022, will organise the Jewish people’s resistance in Babylon by speaking, as she is wont to do in her readings of the classics, the words of those who are still resisting today at the four corners of the world, from the Middle East to the Amazon.
Maestro Antonino Fogliani will lead the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, through the piece’s differences and concordances, along with a cast of extraordinary bel canto singers, including Riccardo Zanellato, Nicola Alaimo and Saioa Hernandez.
Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90
Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628