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I Puritani at the Opernhaus Zürich

I puritani Music by Vincenzo Bellini Opera seria in three parts Libretto by Carlo Pepoli after the drama «Têtes rondes et cavaliers» by Jacques Arsène Polycarpe Ancelot and Saintine Civil war is raging in 17th-century England. The protestant, republican puritans and … Continue reading

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Norma at the Florida Grand Opera

by VINCENZO BELLINI “If I were shipwrecked, I would leave all of my other operas and try to save Norma.” —Vincenzo Bellini A clandestine love affair brings two extreme enemies together during a time of war. But when Norma discovers … Continue reading

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I Puritani in Melbourne

I Puritani 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 Hamer Hall Bellini’s masterpiece, set against the … Continue reading

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BELLINI “I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI” at La Fenice Theater in Venice

BELLINI “I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI” Venice: La Fenice Opera House Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber Director: Arnaud Bernard Sets: Alessandro Camera Costumes: Maria Carla Ricotti   CAST Cappelio Rubén Amoretti Giulietta Jessica Pratt (14, 16, 18, 20) Mihaela Marcu (15, … Continue reading

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Bellini’s LA SONNAMBULA in Frankfurt

LA SONNAMBULA Vincenzo Bellini 1801 – 1835   Melodrama in two acts Libretto by Felice Romani after the libretto by Eugène Scribe for the ballet La Somnambule ou L’Arrivée d’un nouveau Seigneur (1827) by Jean-Pierre Aumer First performed March 6th … Continue reading

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Vincenzo Bellini’s “La Straniera” in Vienna

La straniera Melodramma in two acts (1829) Music by Vincenzo Bellini Libretto by Felice Romani based on the novel “L´étrangère” by Charles-Victor Prévost Vicomte D´Arlincourt In Italian with German surtitles An enthusiastic Vincenzo Bellini wrote of Victor d’Arlincourt’s successful novel … Continue reading

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The End of Italian Opera: Will They Wait for the Fat Lady to Sing? (Newsweek)

The End of Italian Opera: Will They Wait for the Fat Lady to Sing? By Elisabeth Braw / December 26 2013 11:22 AM, Newsweek.com The opera houses that launched Verdi, Puccini and Rossini are going bust. Is there a future for an … Continue reading

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