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Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after Hernani by Victor Hugo
Premiere: March 9, 1844, La Fenice, Venice

May 2, 4m, 6, 2008
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
Boston, Massachusetts
Sung in Italian with surtitles

Elvira: Barbara Quintiliani, soprano
Ernani: TBA
Don Carlo: Jason Stearns*, baritone

* Opera Boston Debut

Conductor: Gil Rose

Soprano Barbara Quintiliani returns as Elvira for her third starring role with Opera Boston, after receiving critical and audience acclaim for the title roles of Verdi’s Luisa Miller (2004) and Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia (2006). Elvira, a woman betrothed to her guardian, harbors a secret love for the nobleman Don Giovanni di Aragona, disguised as the bandit Ernani. Baritone Jason Stearns makes his Opera Boston debut as Don Carlo, the king (later Holy Roman Emperor) that Ernani is called upon to assassinate. Mr. Stearns was awarded First Prize in the 2005 Chester Ludgin American Verdi Baritone Competition, judged by James Morris, Regina Resnik, and Plácido Domingo

Opera Boston is now taking subscription renewals; new subscription brochures will be available in early May. Patrons may request a brochure by calling (617) 451-3388, or by e-mailing: [email protected]. Individual tickets go on sale after Labor Day through Telecharge and the Cutler Majestic Theatre box office.

Official Website: http://www.operaboston.org

Added by secronin on March 15, 2007