Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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Vincenzo Bellini's opera of love and madness is performed live from the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. Gianni D'Angelo essays the role of Elvira, while Luciano Saldari takes the role of Lord Arturo Talbo. This 1966 production is conducted by Arturo Basile. Also featured is a selection of arias performed by Danilo Formaggia. 140 min. Standard; ... more
Vincenzo Bellini's memorable opera set during the twilight of the English Civil War was afforded this revival performance by the Metropolitan Opera specifically to showcase the immense talents of Russian-Austrian soprano Anna Netrebko, who delivers a powerhouse performance as Elvira Walton. The stellar cast also includes Eric Cutler, ... more
Bellini's operatic tale of forbidden love and loyalty is brought to life with Montserrat Caballe and Jon Vickers in the lead roles at this performance at France's Orange Festival. Conducted by Giuseppe Patane. 161 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Italian Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English. In Italian ... more
Ancient Gaul in the days of the Roman Empire is the setting for this compelling operatic work by Bellini. Joan Sutherland heads an impressive cast in the Australian Opera production as Norma, a Druid priestess torn between her devotion to her people and her love for the Roman official who fathered her children. Ron Stevens, Margreta ... more
From the archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Company comes a performance of Bellini's bel canto masterpiece. Joan Sutherland and Tatiana Troyanos star in this Canadian Opera Company production directed by Lofti Mansouri. 150 min. In Italian with English subtitles.
Soprano Maria Dragoni takes on the daunting role of the Druid priestess in this lavish production of the technically demanding Bellini opera staged at the Teatro dell'Opera Giocosa. Betrayed by Roman proconsul Pollione, Norma's secret lover, Norma becomes possessed by despair and rage, leading to tragic consequences. Gianluca Zampieri, ... more
Beatrice Di Tenda(2001)
Conductor Marcello Viotti teams up with the orchestra and chorus of the Zurich Opera House to present this beautiful rendition of composer Vincenzo Bellini's opera in his bel canto style, that further proves Bellini's music came from the heart. Talent includes Edita Gruberova, Stefania Kaluza, and Michael Volle. 144 min. Widescreen; ... more
I Capuleti E I Montecchi(2005)
Vincenzo Bellini's imaginative operatic variation on the "Romeo and Juliet" story reconfigures the passionate tale and sets the tragic romance against the political rivalries of the Capuleti and Montecchi factions. This stunning 2005 performance recorded at the Ravenna Festival stars Paolo Gardina, Valentina Farcas, and Roberto Tagliavini. ... more
Bellini's delightful tale of a young woman who sleepwalks her way in and out of trouble is updated from 19th-century Switzerland to a rehearsal room where singers are preparing to perform, of all things, "La Sonnambula" in this acclaimed Metropolitan Opera production. Natalie Dessay as Amina, Juan Diego Florez as Elvino, and Michele ... more