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