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The Hudson Valley Singers and Eu Sirotkine  present

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

 

An opera in four acts, one intermission, sung in Italian

This opera conveys a sense of mounting drama, as if infused with biblical fervor—its continuous dynamic advance resonating with faith in liberation.  Powerful Nabucco, the princess-commander Abigaille, and the high priest Zaccaria continuously infuse the music with energy and determination.

 

The choruses dominate the score, and it is through them that the conflict between the two nations—Babylonian and Israelite—prevails over the love triangle.  Bending and varying with each circumstance, they convey a positive or negative reaction, such as severity of prayer in the outset, dread when Jerusalem falls, and rage and fanaticism when angry crowds curse Ismaele.

 

The best known and loved of all the choruses is "Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate", so much so it became the unofficial anthem of the Italian independence movement and was chanted decades later at Verdi's funeral by thousands.   It has become an encore staple in opera houses throughout the world.

Join a welcoming chorus known for ambitious programming and high performance standards without an audition.  Rehearsals are now in session on Wednesday evenings in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

                                                                                                                                         

Performance:  Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 3 PM

                         Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

                         30 West 68th Street, New York, NY

                          

               

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at an Open House.

Several times a year singers gather at a members' home to get to know one another a little better outside of rehearsals.  It's also a casual way for prospective members' to meet fellow singers.  Conductor and Musical Director, Eu Sirotkine, will also be there along with professional soloists and musicians.

 

If you're interested in joining us, please email info@hudsonvalleysingers.org for additional details.

We Welcome New Singers.  

No Audition Necessary.

Join a chorus known for ambitious programming and high performance standards without an audition.  We welcome singers of all voice parts to join us in preparing and performing Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi. 

 

Rehearsals began on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Andrus on Hudson, in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.  Every rehearsal is open to new singers. Contact Randee Ginsberg for more information at 914.608.4838 or info@hudsonvalleysingers.org

"Twenty-first-century civilization doesn’t make enough time or space for the depth of musicality and meaning that is available here."  ~ Barbara, alto

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