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Metropolitan Opera: I Puritani Poster

Metropolitan Opera: I Puritani

Closed February 28, 2017

Bellini's last and musically richest work

The New York Times

Why See Metropolitan Opera: I Puritani?

a bel canto masterpiece

Bellini's final work, a rousing bel canto set during the tumult of the English Civil War concerns a secret love that goes against the social and political divide that drives one of the lovers to the very edge of madness, a universal theme throughout his career. Diana Damrau and Javier Camarena star, as Maurizio Benini conducts.

Considered a lyrical jewel, I Puritani depends on its lead in Elvira, the young puritan woman who falls for a Catholic man Arturo, but is devastated when she realises her father, the general has other ideas.

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Dates

Opening night: 10 February 2017

Audience

Sung in Italian with titles in English, Italian, German and Spanish.

Run time

Three hours and 20 minutes with two intermissions

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Cast

Lawrence Brownlee

Mariusz Kwiecien

Michele Pertusi

Olga Peretyatko

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