Sat, Oct. 08, 2022, 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm | Main Stage
Jerusalem has been occupied, the Jewish temple destroyed, the Hebrew nation abducted to enemy Babylon. In its Babylonian exile, the Jewish people’s struggle for land, faith and freedom continues. Power-hungry, the Babylonian king Nabucco seeks to rule like god himself. Struck with madness, his love for his own daughter is his salvation: a humble call to the god of the Hebrews breaks forth from Nabucco’s lips. Thoughts reach heaven on golden wings. On earth, the search for social belonging and religious identity continues. It is an eternal search, one that has led to violence and oppression even today: millennia after the failed attempt to build a tower of Babel, in the age of an international world language and human rights treaties.
Director, Set- and Costume Designer: Kirill Serebrennikov
Artistic Collaboration: Evgeny Kulagin
Set Design Collaboration: Olga Pavluk
Costume Design Collaboration: Tatyana Dolmatovskaya
Video: Ilya Shagalov
Photography: Sergey Ponomarev
Light: Bernd Gallasch
Dramaturgy: Sergio Morabito
Premiere: March 10th, 2019
A break of 25 minutes after the second act (after about 80 minutes)
In Italian with German and English surtitles
Supported by the Foundation for the Support of the Hamburg State Opera.
Venue: Main Stage, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 7,00 EUR to 119,00 EUR