Verdi: Ernani (complete opera recorded in 2022)

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Verdi: Ernani (complete opera recorded in 2022)
Francesco Meli, Roberto Frontali, Vitalij Kowaljow, Maria José Siri / Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, James Conlon

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Release Date: Friday 16 February 2024

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Victor Hugo's 1830 stage drama Hernani won overwhelming admiration, and over a decade later Verdi's attention was drawn to it as an operatic vehicle that would give him opportunities for full dramatic unity. Its subject is the nobleman-turned-brigand Ernani who loves Elvira, herself the object of two other men's desires. Ernani's success was immediate and it became Verdi's most popular opera until he composed Il trovatore. This production won critical acclaim, as did conductor James Conlon for his 'superb support of the singers and the flexible elasticity he brought to his tempi' (Opera