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In the 16th century Spain, the bandit Ernani is in love with Elvira, who is to be married to an elderly man against her will. The King of Spain also loves Elvira. Jealousy, revenge, forgiveness, and the sanctity of the oath lead the characters through meandering roads with love and death as their suite. Verdi’s fifth opera was inspired by the play Ernani of Victor Hugo, a strange story of three men who all love one woman.

Ernani: Luc Robert
Don Carlo: Franco Vassallo
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva: Andreas Bauer
Elvira: Dinara Alieva
Giovanna: Ilona Bagele
Don Riccardo: Raimonds Bramanis
Jago: Rihards Mačanovskis