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Eckehard Stier CONDUCTOR
Sebastian Catana NABUCCO
Paoletta Marrocu ABIGAILLE
Helen Medlyn FENENA
Alejandro Roy ISMAELE
Burak Bilgili ZACCARIA
Anna Leese ANNA
Ben Makisi ABDALLO
Grant Dickson HIGH PRIEST OF BAAL
Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, Director John Rosser
Nabucco was the opera that established Verdi’s reputation as an outstanding opera composer. He described it as “the opera with which my artistic career really begins. And though I had many difficulties to fight against, it is certain that Nabucco was born under a lucky star." Part love story and part political drama, this is dramatic and moving Verdi.
It is best known for the ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’, which was a hit from the very first performance.
With a strong chorus presence from the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus and a large orchestra on stage, this concert performance of the opera will be a thrilling and powerful experience.
The soprano role of Abigaille, daughter of the king (Nabucco), is renowned for its treacherous difficulty as well as its dramatic impact. The role has one of opera's most dramatic entrances, and a death scene that can steal the show. Italian soprano Paoletta Marrocu has received rave reviews for her agile and distinctive voice and her committed interpretations. She will be joined by an outstanding cast of international and New Zealand singers.
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Fri 17 August 2012
Auckland Town Hall
Pre-concert Talk: Town Hall Supper Room 6.30pm-7pm; with Davinia Caddy
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