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Opera in HD: Nabucco from the Opera Festival St. Margarethen

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

824 W. Lancaster Avenue Bryn Mawr PA 19010
  • Sunday July 22nd 2012

A tale of love and betrayal, Nabucco, King of Babylon, conquers neighboring Jews and forces them into exile while dealing with familial troubles. Premiering in 1842, Nabucco marks a high point in Giuseppe Verdi’s repertoire and continues to move and engage audiences worldwide. Presented in glorious HD and performed at the Opera Festival St. Margarethen, Robert Herzl’s interpretation of Verdi’s Babylonian epic takes flight.

This production is conducted by Ernst Märzendorfer, is directed by Hannes Rossacher and Robert Herzl, and stars Igor Morosow, Bruno Ribeiro, and Simon Yang.

Founded in 1996, the Opera Festival St. Margarethen in Austria is regarded as one of the most important open-air festivals in Europe, drawing over 200,000 opera fans annually. Performed on Europe’s largest natural stage, a magnificent setting created by 2,000 years of sandstone erosion, the venue’s grandeur has allowed for operas such as Aida and Nabucco to be opulently performed with pyrotechnics, live animals, and over 400 performers on stage.



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