Nabucco (Verdi, Giuseppe)

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Overture

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Publisher. Info. Milan: G. Ricordi, n.d.
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Language French
Translator Luigi Bordèse (1815-1886) and Al. du Camp, French text
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Misc. Notes Choral part only (SATB) with piano guidelines
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Chorus of Hebrew Slaves: "Va, pensiero" (Act III)

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General Information

Work Title Nabucco
Alternative. Title Nabucodonosor, Nebukadnezar, Nebuchadnezzar
Composer Verdi, Giuseppe
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGV 19
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts
  • Act I
  • Act II
  • Act III
  • Act IV
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1841
First Performance. 1842-03-09 in Milan: Teatro alla Scala
First Publication. 1842
Librettist Temistocle Solera (1815-1878)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Nabucco, re di Babilona (baritone)
Ismaele, nipote di Sedecia re di Gerusalemme (tenor)
Zaccaria, gran pontefice degli Ebrei (bass)
Abigaille, schiava, creduta figlia primogenita di Nabucodonosor (soprano)
Fenena, figlia di Nabucodonosor (soprano)
Il Gran Sacerdote di Belo (bass)
Abdallo, vecchio ufficiale del re di Babilonia (tenor)
Anna, sorella di Zaccaria (soprano)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Soldati Babilonesi, Soldati Ebrei, Leviti, Vergini Ebree, Donne Babilonesi,
Magi, Grandi del regno di Babilonia, Popolo, etc.
Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, cimbasso* (contrabass trombone or tuba)
timpani, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, side drum, 2 harps, strings
Onstage Band
Related Works Category:Pieces based on 'Nabucco'
External Links Wikipedia article
Opera Guide
Synopsis (English)
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Nabucco - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

  • The Cimbasso is part of the trombone family but it is in the same range as the contrabass trombone or tuba.
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