Music by Vincenzo Bellini
The art of bel canto is given new life by Victorian Opera in this rare concert performance.
Thursday 2 July 2015, 7:30pm
In Italian with English surtitles
Bellini’s masterpiece, set against the English Civil War, tells the story of two lovers; a Puritan and a Royalist who must choose between love and loyalty.
Following her critically acclaimed performance in La traviata (2014) Australia’s own Jessica Pratt, ‘a prima donna assoluta’, returns for this gala concert performance of Bellini’s masterpiece, famed for its breathtaking vocal artistry. Joining her is one of the world’s greatest bel canto tenors, Celso Albelo.
This Gala Concert will feature a star studded cast, the Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra Victoria conducted by Richard Mills.