Ernani - Teatro La Fenice


Giuseppe Verdi
from Thu 16.03.2023 to Tue 28.03.2023
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Ernani is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the 1830 play Hernani by Victor Hugo. Verdi was commissioned by the Teatro La Fenice in Venice to write an opera, but finding the right subject took some time, and the composer worked with the inexperienced Piave in shaping first one and then another drama by Hugo into an acceptable libretto. As musicologist Roger Parker notes, the composer “intervened on several important points, insisting for example that the role of Ernani be sung by a tenor (rather than by a contralto as had originally been planned)

La Fenice new production
co-production with Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia


Ernani Piero Pretti
Don Carlos Ernesto Petti
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva Michele Pertusi
Elvira Anastasia Bartoli
Giovanna Rosanna Lo Greco
Don Riccardo Cristiano Olivieri
Jago Francesco Milanese


La Fenice Orchestra & Choir
Conductor Riccardo Frizza
Director Andrea Bernard
Sets Alberto Beltrame
Costumes Elena Beccaro
Lighting Marco Alba

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