Ernani (1983)

Genres - Music, Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Opera, Tragedy  |   Run Time - 142 min.  |  
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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