On the 175th anniversary of the world premiere! NABUCCO at ICE Kraków!

In March, you will be able to see Giuseppe Verdi's famous opera, Nabucco at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. The title role will be played by Giulio Boschetti, well known to Polish audiences from the Verdi Gala concerts. Starring as Abigail in the opera spectacle will be Silvia Rampazzo. They will be accompanied by the Polish Opera Choir and the Roncole Verdi Orchestra.

The stage design prepared for the show is inspired by the ancient Ishtar Gate, which is characterised by the broad range of colours used in its decoration. It will be complemented by the brightly coloured stylised costumes.

Despite the fact that the Pro Musica Artistic Agency's Polish production of Nabucco will be staged for the fourth time, since the Stuttgart premiere on 31.10.1994, it has been successfully presented on more than 170 prestigious stages, including Tonhalle in Zurich, the International Congress Center in Berlin, the Theatre d'Esche in Luxembourg, the Theatre de Beaulieu in Lausanna and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.


NABUCCO is one of the first operas by Verdi, which from its La Scala premiere on 9 March 1842 brought the composer remarkable success and fame. The phenomenon of this masterpiece is closely tied to the history of Italy, the northern provinces of which were under Austrian rule in this period, and Verdi, a fervent patriot, wholeheartedly supported active independence movements.


The main plot of the opera is the drive of the Jewish people to free themselves from the yoke of the Babylonians. The parallels were clear, Verdi's sublime music led the audiences to stormy demonstrations of patriotism, and the beautiful “Va pensiero” became the unofficial anthem of Italy. The young composer’s name also became an acronym used by revolutionists, meaning Vittorio Emanuele, Re d'Italia (V.E.R.D.I.).

In Poland, Nabucco was first performed in 1850 in Lviv and in 1852 at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw.

After the war, in May 1983, Nabucco was staged by the Silesian Opera, in a magnificent interpretation by Napoleon Siess, and “Va pensiero”, sung from behind bars, with upraised arms, during the ongoing martial law, was an extremely poignant touch.

Currently, Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco is part of the repertoire of almost every opera house in the world.

15 March 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

ICE KRAKÓW Congress Centre

Tickets: InfoKraków Network, Filmotechnika, EMPiK stores, as well as eventim.pl and biletin.pl

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