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Ernani (CD) - Welsh National Opera - Pavarotti

Item# 1000001161


Ernani (CD)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Artists:

Luciano Pavarotti
Joan Sutherland
Leo Nucci
Paata Burchuladze

Orchestra: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus
Label: London

Giuseppe Verdi’s Ernani

Ernani, Verdi’s fifth opera, premiered at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice in 1844. The story is based on a play by Victor Hugo and revolves around a nobleman-turned-bandit who must compete with a wealthy old man and a king as his rivals for the affection of his beloved Elvira. The opera is considered an important step in Verdi’s career—one of his early works that stylistically point forward to his mature masterpieces.

 

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