The Mariinsky Theater will host the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco on the New Stage. The director was Anna Shishkina. The performance was included in the “Month of Verdi at the Mariinsky” season ticket, timed to coincide with the 210th anniversary of the composer’s birth. TASS writes about it.
“The first premiere this year at the Mariinsky Theater will be Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Nabucco, which launched the career of the great Italian composer. During March, the production will be exhibited six times. The musical director and conductor is Valery Gergiev,” the theater’s press service said.
The production also involved set designer Pyotr Okunev, lighting designer Anton Nikolaev, costume designer Antony Shestakov, and video designer Vadim Dulenko. A virtual exhibition “Towards the premiere: “Nabucco”” has been opened to show the new performance.
The world premiere of the opera took place more than 180 years ago, on March 9, 1842, on the stage of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Nine years later, the Italian troupe held a performance in St. Petersburg.
Earlier, the premiere of the play “Married Life. Perestroika” by Andrei Konchalovsky. The production is based on the film Scenes from a married life by Ingmar Bergman.