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Verdi's Ernani

From the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Marco Armiliato conducts Verdi's dramatic early opera Ernani. With Marcello Giordani (Ernani) and Angela Meade (Elvira).

Verdi's Ernani
Live from The Met

Elvina is being forced to marry her elderly uncle Silva. Ernani is in love with her, and plans to rescue her from her fate. But when he arrives at the castle he finds Elvina with Don Carlo, the King of Spain, who has also declared his love. In Verdi's dramatic early drama Angela Meade sings Elvina, the woman who finds herself loved by three men, leading to tragic consequences. Top Verdians Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto sing her suitors.

Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff.

Ernani.....Marcello Giordani (tenor)
Don Carlo....Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Don Ruy de Silva.....Ferrucio Furlanetto (bass)
Elvira.....Angela Meade (soprano)
Giovanna.....Mary Ann McCormick (soprano)
Don Riccardo.....Adam Laurence Herskowitz (tenor)
Jago.....Jeremy Galyon (bass)

New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Conductor.....Marco Armiliato.

3 hours, 30 minutes