Ernani
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Ernani

Intrigue, disguise, betrayal and adventure

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Sydney • 02 Feb - 13 Feb

SIX PERFORMANCES

- Please use the seating map on the Opera Australia website when selecting your seats
- Limited shows

$79.00 - $369.00*

Premium, A, B & C Reserve

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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Sydney • 02 Feb - 13 Feb

SIX PERFORMANCES

- Please use the seating map on the Opera Australia website when selecting your seats
- Limited shows

$79.00 - $369.00*

Premium, A, B & C Reserve

Buy Now

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Duty! Youth! Honour! Beauty! Ernani is an outlaw, ready to fight for his honour and die for his ideals. But our hero is caught in a love quadrangle. Can he win the hand of the beautiful Elvira, who is already promised to her elderly uncle de Silva and coveted by the King of Spain?

This opera has intrigue, disguise, betrayal and adventure, like all the best medieval tales. Love can triumph over almost anything, but in this story with a surprising ending, honour has the final say.

Ernani was Verdi’s fifth opera. Seventy years after its premiere, it became the first complete opera ever recorded. That’s testament to the rousing music. You’ll hear all the composer’s trademark colours on display: passionate choruses, emotional arias and flawless ensemble writing.

In this co-production with La Scala, director Sven-Eric Bechtolf embraces the melodrama of the story and creates a play within a play. It’s an excuse for lavish period costumes, masks and headdresses.

Verdi specialist Renato Palumbo conducts the stunning score. We’ve assembled an exciting cast, led by Diego Torre as the brave Ernani and Natalie Aroyan as Elvira. Baritone Vladimir Stoyanov sings the role of the King of Spain, with Vitalij Kowaljow as Elvira’s Uncle.

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