Nabucco, 2013
Poster for Nabucco (2013)

About the production

We are pleased to announce that Bath Opera's main production for 2013 will be 'Nabucco' by Verdi, chosen to mark the bi-centenary of the composer. Performances will be given at the Wroughton Theatre on 14th 15th and 16th February 2013. Nabucco is a passionate opera, full of tunes you'll walk away whistling, and we are very proud that after his successful and exciting production of Luisa Miller in 2010, John Palmer will return as Director, along with Peter Blackwood as Musical Director.

This new and innovative production, designed by Neil Kirkman and John Palmer, sees Verdi's Nabucco performed in the round. Set against a background of historical events in Assyria and Judah (parts of modern day Iraq and Israel) it is a tale of passion and politics and features amongst many memorable tunes, one of Verdi's best known pieces, the 'Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves'.

John Palmer directs a 50-strong ensemble with Peter Blackwood taking the baton, leading the singers along with a full orchestra.

Tickets for the gala performance on Thursday 14th February are priced at 30, to include a pre-show champagne reception and a free bar during the interval, while tickets for the performances on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th are priced at 20.

Tickets are available through the Bath Festivals box office at

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