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Opera

Nabucco

Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901). Libretto Temistocle Solera.

Verdi’s classic opera about a brutal reality.

  • Length

    Approx 2 h 15 min, incl. interval

  • Where

    Main Stage

  • Genre

    Opera

  • Language

    Italian. Surtitles in Swedish and English.

  • Price

    150–690 kr

  • Accessibility

Ticket release 29 Sept

With its hit tune ”Va pensiero” (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) – Nabucco is a tale of violence, oppression, reconciliation and the longing for freedom.

King Nabucco is fighting a war. He has two daughters: Abigaille, who vindictively plots to seize power, and Fenena, who loves a man from the enemy side. It is hard to decide who is good and bad in this story. Those with nothing left to lose can adopt extreme methods for the survival of their country, faith or love.

An all-Italian team headed by director Jacopo Spirei sets the biblical story in a contemporary context with a desperate populace protesting against an oppressive government. Fear and hope switch sides as one fundamentalist regime is superseded by another.

Italian conductor Giancarlo Andretta returns to the Göteborg Opera to conduct Verdi’s fiery breakthrough opera. Its powerful music ranges from ravishing arias to majestic choruses. The Göteborg Opera’s baritone Mats Persson performs Nabucco, whose perceptions of himself and society change as the plot develops. The chorus plays a key role in the opera as the supporters of the opposing sides.

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Introductions

One hour prior to each Main Stage opera, we offer an introduction (in Swedish) to the evening’s performance. Introductions last around 20 minutes and are held on the Small Stage.

Please note: introductions are presented in Swedish, and there is no introduction before the premiere performance.

Learn more about our introductions, panel discussions and open rehearsals

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