VERDI’S 200th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: “Nabucco” at the Latvian National Opera (Riga)

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Giuseppe Verdi’s


Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved opera Nabucco will be performed at the Latvian National Opera this season.

Saturday, October 19 2013, 19:00
Latvian National Opera, Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga,

Nabucco-1‘I can say with a certainty that this opera marked the beginning of my career as a composer’ – said Giuseppe Verdi. In 1840, after the death of both children and his wife, Giuseppe Verdi was struck by a deep depression. Only after two years – in 1842, the composer overcame his crisis and settled down to write Nabucco. The resounding triumph after the performance of Nabucco opened the era of glory for Giuseppe Verdi’s operas.

Nabucco-2The LNO stage version of Nabucco is based on the concept of time. The theme of time can be traced also in the visual interpretation of the production – it is the course of the sun, the course of human life and, above all, the judgement of the Supreme Power of our thoughts and deeds.

Libretto by: Temistocle Solera
Conductor: Normunds Vaicis, Martins Ozolins, Aigars Meri
Director: Guntis Gailītis
Set Designer: Andris Freibergs
Costume Designer : Kristīne Pasternaka
Lighting Designer : Ēriks Otto
Lighting Designer of the Revival: Ainārs Kabucis

Nabucco: Samsons Izjumovs, Vladimir Petrov
Abigaille : Elena Nebera, Yulianna Bawarska
Ismaele : Guntars Ruņģis, Aleksandrs Antoņenko, Viesturs Jansons, Raimonds Bramanis
Fenena: Kristīne Zadovska, Antra Bigača, Olga Jakovļeva, Laura Grecka
Zaccaria: Romāns Poļisadovs, Ramaz Chikviladze
Abdallo: Nauris Puntulis,
Anna: Liene Kinča, Dana Bramane
High Priest of Baal: Krišjānis Norvelis, Rihards Mačanovskis,



Saturday 19 October 2013 19:00  
Sunday 03 November 2013 15:00  
Saturday 16 November 2013 19:00
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