Composed by Giuseppe Verdi – Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Conducted by Renato Palumbo – Directed by Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Revival Director – Laura Galmarini – Scenery designed by Julian Crouch
Costumes designed by Kevin Pollard – Lighting designed by Marco Filibeck
Joan Sutherland Theatre - Sydney Opera House 2nd -13th February 2021.
Opening night performance on 2nd February reviewed by Bill Stephens .
|Natalie Aroyan (Elvira) - Diego Torres (Ernani)|
|Diego Torre (Ernani) - Natalie Oroyan - (Elvira) - Vladimir Stoyanov (Don Carlo) - Vitalij Kowaljow (Don Ruy Gomex de Silva)|
|Vitalij Kowaljaw (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva) and ensemble|
|Natalie Aroyan as Elvira in "Ernani"|
|Vladimir Stoyanov (Don Carlos - King of Spain) - Natalie Aroyan (Elvira)|
During the large set-pieces the large chorus rarely moved out of their tight groupings for the series of spectacular tableaus, however each delighted by inventing individual mannerisms for their lavishly costumed characters. It seemed a bit of a shame though that during the elaborate masquerade ball scene the static staging deprived the audience of being able to fully appreciate the particularly sumptuous costumes for the ball guests beyond those positioned in the front line.
|Guests at the Grand Ball in "Ernani)|