Lyric Opera’s I Puritani

March 3, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Larry offers highlights from this rarely heard Bellini masterpiece. Bel canto specialists include Maria Callas, Montserrat Caballe, Franco Corelli and Giuseppe Di Stefano.

Music

“A Te, O Cara, Amor Talora”from I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Franco Corelli with the Philharmonia Orchestra Franco Ferraris, conductor (EMI)

“Son Vergin Vezzosa” from I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Aurora Cattelani, Nicola Rossi‐Lemeni and Carlo Forti with the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala conducted by Tullio Serafin (EMI)

 “O Rendetemi la Speme . . Qui la Voce . . Vien, Diletto”from I Puritani
by Vincenzo Bellini

Montserrat Caballe; Matteo Manuguerra; Augostino Ferrin with the Philharmonia Orchestra Riccardo Muti, conductor (CDM)