Bellini http://mtpr.org en Bellini's "I Puritani" http://mtpr.org/post/bellinis-i-puritani <p>05/03/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min.</p><p>An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini’s final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera’s greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.</p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/i-puritani-bellini-tickets.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/i-puritani-bellini-tickets.aspx</a></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:57:29 +0000 Sue Ginn 19450 at http://mtpr.org Bellini's "I Puritani" Bellini's La Sonnambula http://mtpr.org/post/bellinis-la-sonnambula <p>03/29/2014 - Approximate running time 2 hrs. 45 min.</p><p>Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story, with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts.</p><p><b>Reviews</b><br />A "smashing revival... Damrau is a marvel... She makes the most difficult passages sound effortless... Her pianissimo notes, barely above a whisper, go straight to the heart." (<i>Huffington Post</i>)</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:37:23 +0000 Sue Ginn 16633 at http://mtpr.org Bellini's La Sonnambula