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Nabucco 2014Chisinau National Opera, Moldova

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A criticism that is frequently levelled at the Ellen Kent organization is that they rely too much on a small repertoire of extremely popular operas that are repeated endlessly. Of course they perform to many audiences around the country who have no other professional opera available to them. New audiences need to be rebuilt constantly, so the eight fixtures in the programme will always dominate - four by Puccini (Bohème, Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot); three by Verdi (Rigoletto, Traviata and Aïda) as well as Carmen. So it is refreshing when they also present a work like Nabucco, which  is a rarity in Scotland - never produced by Scottish Opera or seen at the Edinburgh International Festival, and generally left to the amateur groups. But the principal roles, particularly Abigaille, are very difficult to cast. Given their plethora of strong voices, Nabucco is a work that suits the Moldovan company well.

The casts are as advertised in the company's publicity material.

Performance Cast

Nabucco Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon

Petru Racovita

Iuri Gisca

Ismaele nephew of Zedekiah, King of Jerusalem

Sorin Lupu

Zaccaria High Priest of the Hebrews

Iurie Maimescu

Abigaille a slave, supposed elder daughter of Nabucco

Olga Busuioc

Fenena daughter of Nebuchadnezzar

Zarui Vardanean

Nadezhda Stoianova

Anna Zaccaria's sister

Tatiana Jechiu

High Priest of Baal

Eugeniu Ganea

Abdallo an elderly officer in the King of Babylon's service

Ivan Dogot

Performance DatesNabucco 2014

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

26 Feb, 19.30

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

13 Mar, 19.30

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow | Glasgow

16 Mar, 19.30

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