Verdi: Ernani

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Verdi: Ernani


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29th Oct 2012




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Verdi: Ernani

Staged by Pier’Alli at the Parma Festival, 2005

Marco Berti (Ernani), Carlo Guelfi (Don Carlo), Giacomo Prestia (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva), Susan Neves (Elvira), Nicoletta Zanini (Giovanna), Samuele Simoncini (Don Riccardo) & Alessandro Svab (Jago)

Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Regio Di Parma, Antonello Allemandi

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Ernani was Verdi’s fifth opera and is based on Victor Hugo’s Hernani. It takes as its starting point the theme of vengeance in all its manifold aspects and received its first performance at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in March 1844, its success proving Verdi’s definite breakthrough as a composer. The fact that the work has been staged with increasing frequency in major opera houses in recent years is due to the renaissance of bel canto singing.

Bonus: 10 minute introduction to the opera

Picture Format: 16:9, HD

Sound Format: DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM 2.0

Running Time: 139 mins (opera 129 mins)

Booklet: English, German, French

Subtitles: Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish,

Chinese, Korean, Japanese

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“Berti’s Ernani has an effective vocal line and little stage persona, Carlo Guelfi’s baritone suddenly springs into life with his aria, and Giacomo Prestia is a slightly woolly-toned da Silva. The production by Pier’Alli is fine, the sets monolithic, the costumes quite unflattering.”

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