9,000 people are expected to witness the Krystian Lada directed opera 'Nabucco' between May 25th and 27th.
Nabucco is an Italian-language opera composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi. It follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco.
The people behind the huge-scale production hope that it will help to introduce new audiences to opera shows. As many as 3,000 people each night will see the spectacle on pl. Pl. Wolności, where a special tribune is being built for the occasion.
Speaking about his production, director Krystian Lada told tuwroclaw.com that the location on Pl. Wolności is very significant:
"This is the place behind the Opera House where at the point Łąkowa and Podwala streets meet, a synagogue was burnt down in 1938. On top of that, nearby is the balcony from which Hitler spoke. On the other side of the square is the White Stork Synagogue, which survived. For me, somebody new to Wrocław, discovering such stories is absolutely fascinating. The performance of "Nabucco" at this place, which in a sense tells the story of Jewish heritage, is a challenge. We want to approach this with respect and understanding while honoring the value of this amazing space."
Krystian Lada, Teatr Wielki
If you are interested in attending, tickets for each night are still available online for between 80-150zł.