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Saturday, July 19, 2014

At The Opera, Verdi: Ernani, July 19, 2014

  

Ernani is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the 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.

Ernani was first performed on March 9, 1844 and it was "immensely popular, and was revived countless times during its early years". It became Verdi's most popular opera until it was superseded by Il trovatore after 1853. In 1904 it became the first opera to be recorded completely. This live MET performance conducted by James Levine stars Luciano Pavarotti, Leona Mitchell and Sherrill Milnes.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
8:07pm
Verdi: Ernani BUY MET ; James Levine, conductor
10:00pm
10:40pm
Leoncavallo: PagliacciI: No! Pagliaccio Non Son BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
10:43pm
Verdi: Aida: Se Quel Guerrier Io Fossi .. Celeste Aida BUY from Prima Voce: Caruso; composed by Verdi
10:48pm
Massenet: Manaon: Je Suis Seul ...Ah! Fuyez Douce Image BUY from Prima Voce: Caruso; composed by Massenet
10:53pm
Giacommo Meyerbeer: L'africana: Mi Batti Il Cor .... O Paradiso BUY n/a; n/a, conductor
10:57pm
Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Donna Non Vidi Mai BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
11:00pm
11:00pm
Enrico Caruso: Pagliacci: Recitar .. Vesti La Giubba BUY from Prima Voce: Caruso
11:18pm
Halevy: La Juive: Rachel, Quand Du Seigneur BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
11:22pm
Rossini: Great Opera from the MET Il Barbiere Di Siviglia BUY MET Orchestra and Chorus; Max Rudolf, conductor
11:47pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
11:56pm
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor

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