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May. 14 2018

06/23/18 – I Puritani – 1pm

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I PURITANI

by Vincenzo Bellini
Sung in Italian

photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

I Puritani Opera Overview

Of all opera composers, none glorified the human voice more than Bellini. His final opera was I Puritani, in which a soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass can truly revel in some of the most thrilling vocal music ever written. Opera companies produce this work only when they can cast fabulous singers with masterful techniques and superb style. Bellini places them within a sweeping historical drama in 17th-century England, in which a passionate young couple find themselves caught up in a conflict between opposing political factions.
“Albina Shagimuratova [is] a dominant force, first among a cast of equals…she earned the thunderous ovation she got at its end.”
The New York Times“[Lawrence Brownlee’s] sound has warmth and bloom…he soars up to ringing top notes, high Cs and even higher.”
The New York Times

 

Albina Shagimuratova

Albina Shagimuratova

Elvira

Lawrence Brownlee

Lawrence Brownlee

Arturo

Anthony Clark Evans†

Anthony Clark Evans†

Riccardo

Adrian Sâmpetrean

Adrian Sâmpetrean

Giorgio

Enrique Mazzola

Enrique Mazzola

Conductor

Eric Einhorn

Eric Einhorn

Director

Ming Cho Lee*

Ming Cho Lee*

Set Designer

Peter J. Hall

Peter J. Hall

Costume Designer

Chris Maravich

Chris Maravich

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Michael Black

Chorus Master

* Lyric Opera debut

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