I Puritani (3 CD) - Montserrat Caballé

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I Puritani (3 CD) - Montserrat Caballé
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Montserrat Caballé
Alfredo Kraus
Julia Hamari
Matteo Manuguerra
Agostino Ferrin
Orchestra:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Chorus: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Label: Warner Classics

I Puritani was Vincenzo Bellini’s last opera. This recording features Montserrat Caballé as Elvira, with Riccardo Muti directing the Philharmonia Orchestra and Ambrosian Opera Chorus.

“Riccardo Muti’s contribution is most distinguished. As the very opening demonstrates, his attention to detail, and pointing of rhythm make for refreshing results, and the warm but luminous recording is excellent.” - Penguin


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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