Online Premiere of Nabucco

3. May 2021
Karolína Štorková

Due to the fact that Czech theatres are still closed, we have decided to make the premiere of our latest production available online. It is a new adaptation of Verdi´s opera Nabucco with the excellent world-renowned soloists Dalibor Jenis, Csilla Boross and Enrico Casari.

The current situation makes it extremely difficult for theatres to operate. Therefore, you can support us by buying tickets priced at either 100, 200 or 500 CZK according to your possibilities. If you choose the most expensive option, we will send you a signed photograph of Dalibor Jenis or Csilla Boross as a token of our gratitude.


How to watch the online premiere:
1) Buy a ticket online
2) Enter the e-ticket code for viewing here:
3) If you bought a ticket for CZK 500, please send us your address to e-mail: and we will send you a signed photo

Verdi´s Nabucco has consistently been one of the most popular pieces in the Brno Opera´s repertoire since 1985. The work, which soon after its premiere in 1842 became a symbol of the struggle for freedom of the nation and of worship, also contains another, much more intimate story about love and family relationships. Both were transformed by the Italian master into captivating music, and even though it is the choir that gets to sing the most famous part “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” (Fly, thought, on golden wings…), the actors in the main roles also get their fair share. The born playwright Verdi wrote virtuoso parts for them, full of passion and temperament.

The main protagonists will be performed by the best of the best in the new production directed by Jiří Heřman with music direction by Ondrej Olos. Soprano Csilla Boross is returning to the Brno stage in the role of Abigaille, and Enrico Casari is no stranger here either, as he played Živný excellently in the autumn premiere of Janáček´s Destiny.  Slovak baritone Dalibor Jenis, star of the world’s leading opera houses,  will be playing the title role on the Janáček Theatre stage for the first time. He has been guesting at prestigious institutions like the Vienna State Opera, London Covent Garden, Milano La Scala and the Opéra Bastille in Paris for more than 25 years. Nabucco and other Verdi roles lie among his domains.

In the attached videos, director Jiří Heřman, dramaturg Patricie Částková and conductor Ondrej Olos invite you to an online performance.