The opera Ernani was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on Hernani by Victor Hugo. It was first performed at Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Italy) on 1844-03-09 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Spain.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Don Carlo, King of Spain (Baritone)
  • Don Riccardo, The King's steward (Tenor)
  • Don Ruy Gomez de Silva, A Spanish grandee (Bass)
  • Elvira, Silva's niece and betrothed (Soprano)
  • Ernani, A bandit (Tenor)
  • Giovanna, Elvira's confidante (Soprano)
  • Jago, Silva's steward (Bass)

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