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Verdi Gala

Excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's NABUCCO and MACBETH

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Great singers present excerpts from the masterpieces of Italian opera: 90 minutes of love and hate, hope and despair - the new concert format of Deutsche Oper Berlin

NABUCCO
Dramma lirico in four partsny Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Temistocle Solera; First performed on 9 March, 1842 at Milan

MACBETH
Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei based on William Shakespeare; First performed on 14 March 1847 at Teatro della Pergola in Florence

90 Minutes / no interval

About the performance

Giuseppe Verdi wrote more than half of his operas in the decade between 1840 and 1850. The comparison between two of his most well-known works from this period, which stands at the centre of the Verdi Gala, illustrates in a fascinating way the development of Verdi's dramatic musical characterisation, especially as the main roles in NABUCCO and MACBETH are written for entirely similar voices: if the two title roles are the first great examples of the Verdi baritone, then Abigaille in NABUCCO and Lady Macbeth, with their unconditional desire for power, represent demonic counterparts to the tender, helpless soprano women of Romantic opera. These charismatic characters will be depicted by two exceptional singers at the gala concert: young Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat celebrated a triumphant success in his debut in the title role in NABUCCO at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, while Spanish soprano Saioa Hernández has interpreted Verdi's greatest dramatic roles around the world since her debut as Odabella in ATTILA at the 2018 Scala in Milan. They are accompanied by Irene Roberts, Marko Mimica, Patrick Cook, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli.

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