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"Nabucco" by Giuseppe Verdi at Masada
The space cut into the desert area also included
stone - like pillars, fountains,
different objects , pavement
like those in the Second Temple period. In this setting were the stalls of food and beverage. There were tables, chairs, armchairs, sofas ,
stone-like – benches.
A real Happening !
This is our entrance – 3A
Massada – a dramatic and powerful background that, through light effects , appeared and disappeared during the whole show.
Nabucco is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the biblical story and the play by Anicet - Bourgeois and Francis Cornu .
Nabucco follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco .
Nabucco, King of Babylon
Abigaille, Nabucco's supposed daughter
Fenena, Nabucco's real daughter
Zaccaria, the Hebrews High Priest
Ismaele, nephew of the King of Jerusalem
Anna, Zaccaria's sister
High Priest of Baal
Abdallo, official of Nabucco's court
Hebrews, Levites, Assyrians, vestals and soldiers .
Setting : 586 B . C . in Jerusalem and Babylon .
Maestro Daniel Oren
Jerusalem “ Thus said the Lord : Behold,I shall deliver this city into the hands of the King of Babylon,and he will destroy it by fire” (Jeremiah, 34:2)
The Impious One “ Behold,the storm of the Lord goes forth in fury, a raging tempest;it shall whirl down upon the head of the wicked “ ( Jeremiah, 30:23)
The prophecy “ Babylon shall become rubble , a den for jackals , an object of horror and hissing without inhabitant “ ( Jeremiah, 51:37 )
By the banks of the Euphrates, the Israelites are resting from forced labour. Their thoughts go back to their lost homeland.
Fly, thoughts, on wings of gold; go settle upon the slopes and the hills, where, soft and mild, the sweet air of our native land smells fragrant! Greet the banks of the Jordan and Zion's toppled towers. Oh, my country so lovely and lost! Oh, memory so dear and despairing! Golden harp of the prophetic seers, why do you hang mute upon the willow? Rekindle our heart's memories and speak of times gone by! Mindful of the fate of Jerusalem, either sound a song of sad lamentation, or else let the Lord give us the strength to bear our sufferings!
The broken Idol “ Say : Babylon is captured,Baal is shamed,Merodach is dismayed; her idols are shamed,her fetishes dismayed “ ( Jeremiah,50:2 )
Artists Nabucco : Alberto Gazale, Sergey Murzaev, Devid Cecconi Zaccaria : Paata Burchuladze Abigaille : Dimitra Theodossiou, Baysa Dashnyam Ismaele : Nazzareno Antinori Fanena : Eufemia Tufano, Tiziana Carraro High Priest : Carlo Striuli Abdallo : Felix Livshitz Anna : Lilia Gretsova
June 05, 2010
I am not telling the story of Nabucco here. Many of you already know it. As for those who don't, I hope they will, and I don’t want to spoil the pleasure of discovering the story by themselves.
-Personal photos. I didn’t use flash not to disturb either the artists or my neighbours.
-Music : Verdi , Nabucco , “ Va pensiero “
-I took some of the information from the program I bought at Masada
“ The Israeli Opera at Masada Nabucco by Verdi “
See you next year at “ AIDA at Masada “
YouTube - ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Nabucco at Masada Israel Rehearsal 30/5/10