The opera of “Va’ pensiero” brought Verdi, not yet thirty, an international success which stretched from Europe to America.
The protagonist Leo Nucci guides a company of singers that is necessarily hardened, given the subject at hand.
It is a coral opera of biblical majesty, in which the threatening Babylonian emperor stalks through a world of contrasts, starting with that of the Jewish people who he has subjugated. The incisive and inventive slant of the music gives life to interwoven events served with a generous helping of pride, resentment, superstition and the spirit of conversion.
CastLeo Nucci | Aleksandrs Antonenko Vitalij Kowaljow | Liudmyla Monastyrska Veronica Simeoni |
Number of actsOpera in 4 acts
Total running time2 hours 40 min
Sung inSung in Italian
Date of performance2013-02-13Share on Facebook