Nabucco
Opera
Giuseppe Verdi

Nabucco

Nabucco, one of his most popular opera, Verdi wrote as a 28-year-old. It was his true life and professional turning point, therefore his words addressed to his publisher Giulio Ricordi are considered to be emblematic: "This is the opera with which my artistic career really begins.”

Nabucco

This is the opera with which the Split opera career of the Nestor of the Croatian theatre Georgij Paro began; and here it is now continuing on the occasion of restoring and adapting his 2003 set, which, as an hommage to her former professor, is signed by Jelena Bosančić. Although Paro as a director has left a legacy beyond comparison from Zagreb via Split to Dubrovnik, his Split performance was only his fourth opera production (after three operas directed in Zagreb), and the first open-air one.

The biblical story of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and the destruction of Jerusalem inspired many artists, as well as Verdi and this is believed to be his true masterpiece primarily based on the glorious and lamentation choir arias, immediately accepted by the widest audience.

Conductor

Ivo Lipanović

Director

Georgij Paro i Jelena Bosančić

Set Designer

Dinka Jeričević

Costume Designer

Sonja Obradović (preliminary design by Irena Sušac i Leo Kulaš)

Choreographer 

Miljenko Vikić and Ljiljana Gvozdenović

Choirmaster

Ana Šabašov

Light Designer

Srđan Barbarić

Scenic movement

Ljiljana Gvozdenović

Assistant to Conductor

Jure Bučević

Accompanist

Vera Pavasović i Tetjana Borčagivska

Nabucco

Devid Cecconi

Ismaele

Domagoj Dorotić (July 14 and 19), Bože Jurić Pešić (July 18)

Zaccaria

Ivica Čikeš (July 14 and 19), Luciano Batinić (July 18)

Abigaille

Daniela Schillaci

Fenena

Antonija Teskera

High priest of Baal

Mate Akrap

Abdallo

Vinko Maroević

Anna

Branka Pleština Stanić (July 14 and 19), Gabriela Deglin (July 18)

 

Croatian National Theatre Split Choir, Orchestra and Ballet 

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