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  • Roger Parker


Dramma lirico in four parts by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo’s play Hernani; Venice, Teatro La Fenice, 9 March 1844.

Verdi’s fifth opera was commissioned by the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, and was the first he wrote for a theatre other than La Scala. The Venetian authorities, impressed by the recent reception of ...

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