Friday, April 8, 2011


Verdi's Ernani takes place in Spain in 1519 , based on a play by Victor Hugo. In the scene shown here, a plot is hatched (and overheard) in the burial crypt of Charlemagne. Nathan Davis helped recreate Charlemagne's sarcophagus, which can be seen in non-Lego form here.

You can learn more about Ernani here. You can listen to tonight's gorgeous recording here.


  1. Impressive! And nice of you to give Nathan an internet credit. :-)

  2. The Hittys thought the opera is sadly lacking in historical accuracy, but understand that Art takes liberties with Facts. The music is lovely.