Summer music theatre against a historical backdrop
The 'DomStufen-Festspiele in Erfurt' has become an integral part of the event calendar of the Thuringian state capital. Every summer, the Theater Erfurt transforms the 70 steps of the historic backdrop of the 'Dom und Severikirche' into an opulent opera or musical stage and has thus far reached hundreds of thousands of visitors ...
DomStufen-Festspiele in Erfurt 2022
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere: 15 July 2022
Further performences: 16 July – 7 August 2022
While the Babylonian king Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar) crushes the Israelite people, destroys their temple and proclaims himself a god, his adopted daughter Abigaille, eaten away by ambition, envy and hatred, tries to remove her sister Fenena from her path so that she can gain both her father’s throne and the love of the Hebrew Ismaele, her sister’s lover, for herself ...
In a wonderfully varied opera production, Niclas Ramdohr and Holger Potocki do credit to the velvet-pawed cat. The opera is full of fun throughout, so that the audience, both children and adults, is captivated by its magic from the first bar.