From 24 October to 19 November 2017
Giuseppe Verdi
Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House – Covent Garden of London, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Gran Teatre de Liceu of Barcelona Production
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes intermission included
Conductor Nello Santi
Staging Daniele Abbado
Sets and costumes Alison Chitty
Lights Alessandro Carletti

Nabucco Leo Nucci
Ismaele Stefano La Colla
Zaccaria Mikhail Petrenko
Abigaille Martina Serafin/Anna Pirozzi
Fenena Annalisa Stroppa


Unanimously considered to be an authority on the Italian repertoire, Nello Santi is closely linked to Nabucco, of which he is one of the most accredited interpreters. The revival of the staging by Daniele Abbado sees the role of Abigaille played by Anna Pirozzi, in her second Verdi title at La Scala after I due Foscari, and by Martina Serafin, while the leading role is once again played by Leo Nucci. Stefano La Colla returns as Ismaele, after appearing as Calaf in the Turandot that opened the six-month Expo season, conducted by Riccardo Chailly; and Mikhail Petrenko, one of the most interesting bass voices of recent years, makes his La Scala debut in the role of Zaccaria.