Synopsis by Mark Deming
Luciano Pavarotti takes the title role in this production of Verdi's operatic tragedy, in which a man falls for a woman who is pledged to another, leading to three men vying for the same woman, ending in betrayal and tragic consequences for all parties concerned. Leona Mitchell co-stars as Ernani's love Elvire; the supporting cast includes Ruggero Raimondi, Richard Vernon, and Charles Anthony. This video records a 1983 production by the Metropolitan Opera, with James Levine directing the orchestra.
betrayal, love-triangle, opera, tragic-love