Updated April 14, 2020: Canceled due to COVID-19.
Verdi’s rarely performed Ernani is a thrilling operatic discovery, an adventurous tale of love and resistance in a time of political oppression. In 16th-century Spain, Ernani is a deposed nobleman living on the run as a bandit. When two powerful men seek to make a prize of his lover, Ernani hatches a plot to rescue her—and free the country in the process. But in a world where tradition and loyalty rule, can an outlawed love win?