'Nabucco' at Les Arts with Placido Domingo in the title role

Nabucco, Placido Domingo, Arts

'Nabucco' at Les Arts with Placido Domingo in the title role, premieres next Monday, 2 from December, to 20.00 hours, considered the first great success of Giuseppe Verdi.

Valencian Jordi Bernàcer He is the musical director of this title, It presented on a mounting Thaddeus Strassberger, with Placido Domingo in the title role for the first four performances.

Jordi Bernàcer reconnects with the stable bodies of Les Arts, Heart of Catalonia and Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, with whom he began his professional career, and for the first time it assumes ownership of all representations of a fertilizer opera Les Arts.

Alcoyano teacher returns to the Main Hall five years after his memorable roles of zarzuela "Luisa Fernanda ', also with Placido Domingo in the cast, season 2014-2015.

In full career international, and work for the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Real Madrid, San Carlo in Naples and Carlo Felice in Genoa, Jordi Bernàcer debut this season with the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liege, Petruzzelli de Bari, Semperoper Dresden and Berlin Deutscheoper, also returning to the San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House de Mascate, Los Angeles Opera, Rome Opera House and Arena of Verona.

The Arts presents a mounting of Thaddeus Strassberger, also responsible for the scenography, with wardrobe Mattie Ullrich, lighting Mark McCullough and address Wrestling Ran Arthur Braun, conducted for the Washington National Opera, in co-production with The Minnesota Opera and Opera Philadelphia.

Strassberger, that the Valencian audience will remember for 'I due Foscari', also Verdi, recovered for staging the spirit and historical moment of the premiere of 'Nabucco' in 1842 Scala in Milan. The rejection of the Italian people to the Austrian occupation turned the work, and especially the chorus 'Va pensiero', Jewish slaves singing lamenting the loss of their homeland, a symbol of Italian nationalism and Giuseppe Verdi in an essential figure of the 'Risorgimento' Italian.

He explains "the design of this production is inspired by the aesthetic and social conventions of the time: decorated painted in two dimensions, costumes according to the story or outdated details that put the action in the context of a nation struggling to define its own identity ".

Placido Domingo deals with 'Nabucco' a new foray into the Verdian baritone repertoire of Les Arts, feat that began in 2013 Francesco Foscari en 'I due Foscari', title which followed the lead roles in Simon Boccanegra ' (2014), ‘Macbeth’ (2015) and Giorgio Germont roles in 'La traviata' (2017), and Rodrigo 'Don Carlo' (2018).

Madrid artist after his concerts, as director and singer last season, he gets on the stage of the Great Hall to sing the first four functions of this title (2, 5, 8 Y 11 from December).

Meanwhile, Amartuvshin baritone Enkhbat play the role of the Babylonian king day 14 Y 16. Mongolian pop singer will thus its debut at Les Arts after the success in Verona, Tel Aviv, Naples, Padua, Melbourne, Parma, Paris, Verona or Naples for their roles verdianos.

Anna Pirozzi da vida in Abigaille, one of most feared for soprano roles in opera history, and already he sang in Les Arts in 2015. Rejected by many great divas because of its demand, This role has devoted to the Neapolitan singer as one of the best dramatic sopranos today.

His resounding success at the Salzburg Festival this role, under the baton of Riccardo Muti in 2013, It marked the beginning of an international career with engagements in New York, Vienna, Milan, London, Berlin, Munich and Rome, in addition to collaborations with prestigious directors like Zubin Mehta, Nello Santi, Nicola Luisotti, Gianandrea Noseda, Michele Mariotti and Renato Palumbo.

The cast of this opera also includes two voices known by the Valencian public, under the renowned Italian Riccardo Zanellato (Zaccaria) who participated in 2008 en 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'Iphigénie en Tauride', and Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón the-Cruz (Ismaele), who began his career with Les Arts 'Cyrano de Bergerac' in 2007 and in 2017 Alfredo Germont he played in 'La Traviata'.

Participan también the mezzosoprano Russian Alisa Kolosova (Fenena), Korean low Dongho Kim (high Priest), Ukrainian tenor Mark Serdiuk (Abdallo) and soprano Sofia pamplonesa Esparza (Anna).

On Nabucco

Nabucco is an opera in four acts with libretto by Solera Temistocle, inspired by biblical texts and the novel by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois. It premiered in 1842 Scala in Milan and became the first major success of Giuseppe Verdi with which begin his most prolific period, known as the 'galley years'.

The opera takes place in Jerusalem and Babylon and is based on the biblical story of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, that after conquering the Jewish people, God will be proclaimed, a dare that will be worth madness and destronamineto as divine punishment. His daughter Abigaille be unconscionable who takes his place. After returning from madness, Nabucco is converted to Judaism and reclaim the crown decides to return finally to the people their freedom Jew.


Les Arts recalls that the locations for all functions 'Nabucco' are out. So it is only available for purchase five percent of the capacity of the main room, under current law, It sold the day of each performance at the theater box office.


Photograph: Miguel Lorenzo / Mikel Ponce