“I Puritani”– Vincenzo Bellini (Rebroadcast)

June 16, 2018, 12:00 pm

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2/1/18 1:46:57 PM Lyric Opera Chicago Presents I Puratini Vincenzo Bellini Alec Carlson Albina Shagimuratova Lawrence Brownlee Anthony Clark Evans Adrian Sampetrean Alan Higgs Lauren Decker © Todd Rosenberg 2018

The art of bel canto will take center stage in Bellini’s lyrical jewel, I Puritani. The electrifying Albina Shagimuratova is Elvira, gripped by madness and love; Lawrence Brownlee, named Male Singer of the year in 2017 by the International Opera Awards, takes on the role of her beloved and heroic Arturo; and Anthony Clark Evans and Adrian Sâmpetrean are the soldiers, Riccardo and Giorgio. 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.

Conductor— Enrique Mazzola; Director— Eric Einhorn; Elvira — Albina Shagimuratova; Arturo — Lawrence Brownlee; Riccardo — Anthony Clark Evans; Giorgio — Adrian Sâmpetrean