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Nabucco

Sunday

11.06.2023

20:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

OSR & GTG

Thursday

29.06.2023

20:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

OSR & GTG

programme

NICOLA ALAIMO
baritone

SAIOA HERNÁNDEZ
soprano

CHRISTIANE JATAHY
stage director

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

Antonino Fogliani
Musical Director

Christiane Jatahy
Stage Director

Thomas Walgrave
Scenography & Lighting Designer

Clara Pons
Dramaturgy

Alan Woodbridge
Choir Director

Nicola Alaimo / Roman Burdenko
Nabucco

Saioa Hernandez
Abigaille

Riccardo Zanellato
Zaccaria

Davide Giusti
Ismaele

Ena Pongrac
Fenena

Julieth Lozano
Anna

Omar Mancin
Abdallo

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
 


the music

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.



OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony No.3 in F major op. 90

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 17 May 2018 at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Cerrito 628

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DANIEL HARDING

direction

Martha Argerich
Maria João Pires
pianos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre No 10 en mi bémol majeur, KV 365

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie No 1 en ré majeur, dite 'Titan'

Recorded on 16 December 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva