Giuseppe Verdi



Opera in two acts

Music Director: Evgeny Samoilov

Conductors: Evgeny Samoilov, Vasily Valitov, Valery Kritskov, Jan Latham-Koenig, Alexandru Samoilă

Stage Director: Andrejs Žagars

Stage Movement Director: Elita Bukovska

Set Designer: Andris Freibergs

Costume Designer: Kristine Pasternaka

Chief and Stage Choirmaster: Natalya Popovich

Choirmaster: Maria Chekrkchieva

Lighting Designer: Kevin Wyn-Jones

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes with one intermission

Premiered on 2 December 2006

Recommended for 12+

Performed in Italian with Russian surtitles

This production gives unusual treatment to the biblical story about the defeat of the Jews by the Babylonian King Nabucco and the conflict between the two nations. The story is transferred to the mid-20th century, when the dictatorial regimes in Europe (Hitler in Germany, Mussolini in Italy, and Stalin in the USSR) severely persecuted and repressed the Jewish people.

The action is set at a metro station, where people come to hide from hostilities, bombing and the cruelty of the outside world. But the place gives an ambivalent impression: on the one hand it is safe, while on the other hand the closed space makes the characters’ inner and outward conflict still more piercing and tragic.


Государственное бюджетное учреждение культуры города Москвы «Московский театр «Новая Опера» имени Е.В.Колобова»

ГБУК МТ «Новая Опера» им. Е.В.Колобова

Ticket Office:

12:00 to 19:30 – on the days of evening events;

11:00 to 19:00 – on the days of morning performances (beginning at 12:00);

12:00 to 19:00 – on other days;

Break – 15:00 to 15:30.