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09 Apr 2005

Nabucco at Opera Australia

Saddam Hussein has a lot to answer for but his unlikeliest legacy will be unveiled at the Arts Centre next week – a new production of Verdi’s first successful opera, Nabucco. The key to this interpretation is a poster that the Iraqi tyrant unveiled in his final year in power portraying himself as the ancient Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco in the opera, sung by baritone Michael Lewis).

Saddam song of vainglory

Middle Eastern woes drive a new opera season, writes Robin Usher.

[The Age, 9 Apr 05]

Saddam Hussein has a lot to answer for but his unlikeliest legacy will be unveiled at the Arts Centre next week - a new production of Verdi's first successful opera, Nabucco.

The key to this interpretation is a poster that the Iraqi tyrant unveiled in his final year in power portraying himself as the ancient Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco in the opera, sung by baritone Michael Lewis).

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