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I Puritani (2 CD) - Joan Sutherland

Item# 878280000092

I Puritani (2 CD) - Joan Sutherland
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Release Date: October 26, 2010
Conductor: Vittorio Gui
Joan Sutherland
John Kentish
Nicola Filacuridi
Guiseppe Modesti
Ernest Blanc
David Ward
Monica Sinclair
Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus: The Glyndebourne Chorus
Label: Glyndebourne

This 1960 Glyndebourne production of Bellini’s I Puritani features Joan Sutherland, Nicola Filacuridi, John Kentish and Giuseppe Modesti, with Vittorio Gui conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This production was Joan Sutherland's first appearance in any opera by Bellini.

“Her [Sutherland] first solo, the joyful polonaise in Act 1, is particularly magical.” - Gramophone

Vincenzo Bellini’s I Puritani

Bellini’s last opera, a love story set against the background of the English Civil War in the 1640s, is a vocal showcase that features another of the composer’s great mad scenes for the leading soprano. The work’s 1835 premiere starred four of the most prominent singers of the day who afterwards became known as the “Puritani quartet.”

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