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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 It became Verdi's most popular opera until it was superseded by Il trovatore after 1853.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

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07 p.m.
Verdi: Ernani BUY MET ; James Levine, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:40 p.m.
Leoncavallo: PagliacciI: No! Pagliaccio Non Son BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
10:43 p.m.
Verdi: Aida: Se Quel Guerrier Io Fossi .. Celeste Aida BUY from Prima Voce: Caruso; composed by Verdi
10:48 p.m.
Massenet: Manaon: Je Suis Seul ...Ah! Fuyez Douce Image BUY from Prima Voce: Caruso; composed by Massenet
10:53 p.m.
Giacommo Meyerbeer: L'africana: Mi Batti Il Cor .... O Paradiso BUY n/a; n/a, conductor
10:57 p.m.
Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Donna Non Vidi Mai BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
11:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.
Enrico Caruso BUY from Prima Voce: Caruso
11:18 p.m.
Halevy: La Juive: Rachel, Quand Du Seigneur BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Enrico Caruso
11:22 p.m.
Rossini: Great Opera from the MET Il Barbiere Di Siviglia BUY MET Orchestra and Chorus; Max Rudolf, conductor
11:47 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:56 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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