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DVD Verdi: Ernani, Muti/La Scala

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Ernani, Verdi's fifth opera (1844) is melodic from beginning to end. Based on Victor Hugo's play, whose tumultuous reception in 1830 marked a decisive turning point in the development of romantic drama, this violent and somber story of frustrated passion, honor fatally impugned, and ambition thwarted and rewarded, is set by the young composers to a succession of irresistible tunes, unsurpassed even in his mature works. The opera's dramatic impetus is unstoppable.

For Luca Ronconi's production, which opened the 1982-83 season at La Scala, Milian, four of the world's leading Verdi singers were engaged: Placido Domingo as the bandit, Ernani; Renato Bruson as the scheming, dangerously suave King Charles of Spain; Nicolai Ghiaurov as the proud Spanish Grandee whose implacable sense of honor propels the action to its tragic conclusion; and Mirella Freni as the gentle heroine desired by these three rivals.

Contents:

Giuseppe Verdi, Ernani (Live from Teatro alla Scala, 1982)

Opera in four acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Placido Domingo (Ernani)
Mirella Freni (Donna Elvira)
Renato Bruson (Don Carlo)
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva)
Gianfranco Manganotti (Don Riccardo)
Alfredo Giacomotti (Jago)
Jolanda Michieli (Giovanna)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

Producer: Luca Ronconi
Set Designer: Ezio Frigerio
Costumer Designer: Franca Squarciapino
Video Director: Preben Montell

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  • NVC Arts
  • 1982
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  • Code 027779
  • EAN 032031203396
  • Weight 424
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