Sofia National Opera
28 May 1968 

Nabucco    Stoyan Popov
Abigaille    Ghena Dimitrova
Zaccaria    Nikolai Ghiaurov
Fenena    Adriana Stamenova
Ismaele    Jordan Znamenov
Gran Sacerdote    Stefan Elenkov
Abdallo    Milen Paunov
Anna    Margarita Koicheva

Ruslan Raichev, cond. 

Act I

12:40  Sperate o figli
23:40  Prode guerrier!

Act II

11:05  Vieni o Levita! ... Tu sul labbro

Acts III, IV

14:50  Va, pensiero
24:10  Act IV


Verdi's Nabucco had a late start in Bulgaria with its first production in 1967 at the Sofia National Opera. This was followed by productions in Stara Zagora, Varna, Plovdiv, Pleven and Sofia. That first production was captured by BNR on 28 May 1968, featuring Nikolai Ghiaurov singing Zaccaria in Italian and a young Ghena Dimitrova as Abigaille joining the rest of the cast in Bulgarian.