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Verdi: Ernani / Neil Shicoff, Eke Rider, Carlos Alvarez, Roberto Scanduzzi, Liliana Ciuca, Benedikt Kobel. Ozawa

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

  • This 1998 Vienna State Opera production of Verdi's Ernani was the first in that house in more than 70 years.
  • Conductor Seiji Ozawa's only Verdi Vienna premier.
  • The casting was ideal, led by American tenor Neil Shicoff as Ernani and American lirico spinto soprano Michele Crider as Elvira.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
The 1998 Ernani was Ozawa's first new production at the Vienna Opera, and to a great extent he's responsible for its success. This is a tremendously exciting performance, where the great ensembles move smartly along and the singers are perfectly balanced against the orchestra. The best of them is Michele Crider. Alvarez is a rich-voice. The stereo sound is very good, almost of studio quality.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Benedikt Kobel, Michele Crider, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Neil Shicoff , Carlos Alvarez, Liliana Cluca , Aik Martirosyan (vocals).

Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (12/14/1998).



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 57 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844