Ernani

MUSIC BY GIUSEPPE VERDI

 

Verdi’s rarely performed Ernani is a thrilling operatic discovery, an adventurous tale of love and resistance in a time of political oppression. In 16th-century Spain, Ernani is a deposed nobleman living on the run as a bandit. When two powerful men seek to make a prize of his lover, Ernani hatches a plot to rescue her—and free the country in the process. But in a world where tradition and loyalty rule, can an outlawed love win?

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Sung in Italian with English supertitles


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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours including two intermissions

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of Victor Hugo sagas like Les Misérables and outlaw love stories like Zorro, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Bonnie and Clyde and Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run Tour

FOUND IN SERIES

Full Series: A, D*, R/R+RBW*, G, J, M
Half Series: B, F*, S/RBW*, H, L, O
Out of Town: OOT7, OOT9
*Best Value Series

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Sunday 06/07/20 2:00PM
Saturday 06/13/20 7:30PM
Tuesday 06/16/20 7:30PM
Friday 06/19/20 7:30PM
Friday 06/26/20 7:30PM
Thursday 07/02/20 7:30PM
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THE BUZZ

“Jose Maria Condemi's staging is traditional, conservative and respectful of the drama. Visually it's a sumptuous show.”
Chicago Tribune

Russell Thomas “sang with a ringing clarity, able to produce booming crescendos and compete with the orchestral sweep behind him.”
Washington Post

“[Conductor James] Gaffigan is one of the rising stars of his generation.”
The New York Times

Synopsis

 Living on the run as a bandit, Ernani must protect his lover from two powerful suitors and free his country in the process.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Ernani Russell Thomas
Elvira Michelle Bradley *
Don Carlo Simone Piazzola *
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva Christian Van Horn

PERFORMANCES

Jun 7, 13, 16, 19, 26; Jul 2, 2020

CREATIVE
Conductor James Gaffigan
Director Jose Maria Condemi
Production Designer Scott Marr *
Lighting Designer Duane Schuler
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

* San Francisco Opera debut

Lyric Opera of Chicago production.

 

Previous performances of Ernani can be found in the Archive.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem

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