Greek National Opera – Paolo Carignani – Leo Muscato
by Giuseppe Verdi
The successful 2018 production of Nabucco will be revived at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in July 2023 and run for four performances, conducted by Paolo Carignani and directed by Leo Muscato.
Nabucco established Giuseppe Verdi as the greatest Italian composer of the 19th century, at the same time becoming a symbol of the struggle for the unification of Italy. Although Verdi wasn’t the first composer setting texts with strongly political character to music, Italy’s foremost composer made quite a difference with his musical brilliance. It is this brilliance that invests his operas with an acutely political dimension and has the power to rouse the crowd.
Leo Muscato is one of the most dynamic, up-and-coming Italian opera directors. He has been distinguished for his work on Verdi and Puccini and staged highly successful productions at prestigious opera houses in Italy. One of the world’s leading maestros, Italian Paolo Carignani will conduct this production, marking his first collaboration with the GNO.