Bellini - I puritani (DVD) | Bel Air BAC142

Bellini - I puritani (DVD)

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Label: Bel Air

Cat No: BAC142

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 10th November 2017

Contents

Artists

Diana Damrau
Javier Camarena
Ludovic Tezier
Nicolas Teste
Annalisa Stroppa
Fernando Rado
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real, Madrid

Conductor

Evelino Pido

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

I Puritani

Artists

Diana Damrau
Javier Camarena
Ludovic Tezier
Nicolas Teste
Annalisa Stroppa
Fernando Rado
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real, Madrid

Conductor

Evelino Pido

About

A jewel of bel canto, and Bellini’s last masterpice, I Puritani encapsulates every major theme held dear by the Italian romantic generation: a love triangle, quid pro quos, a shattered love affair leading to madness, set in Cromwell’s England with its lot of political rivalries. It is also an ode to resistance and to freedom, echoing the political struggles that the Italian peninsula was facing in the 1830s. But it is mainly a testament to Bellini’s unique musical brand, a genius combination of melodic brightness, post-Rossinian ornaments, and a profound and melancolic lamento that owes much to traditional Neapolitan songs.

It is therefore one of the most vocally demanding operas of the repertoire, and to face this challenge, the Teatro Real of Madrid called on four exceptional singers: the great diva Diana Damrau is Elvira, Javier Camarena is Arturo (both triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera of New York in the same opera in 2017), as well as baritone Ludovic Tézier and bass-baritone Nicolas Testé.

Catalan director Emilio Sagi offers a staging both elegant and simple, and bel canto expert Evelino Pidò, along with the Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, brings forth every nuance of this immense and unforgettable score.

Cast:
- Elvira: Diana Damrau
- Arturo: Javier Camarena
- Riccardo: Ludovic Tézier
- Sir Giorgio: Nicolas Testé
- Enrichetta: Annalisa Stroppa
- Gualtiero: Fernando Radó

Stage direction: Emilio Sagi
Sets: Daniel Bianco
Lighting design: Eduardo Bravo
Costumes: Peppispoo

HD recording: Teatro Real – Madrid – 07/2016
TV direction: Jérémie Cuvillier

Running time: 180 minutes
Booklet: FR / ENG / GER / SPA
Original language: ITA
Subtitle: FR / ENG / GER / SPA / KOR / JAP / ITA
Video : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Audio: PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1

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