I Puritani

by Vincenzo Bellini

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  • Conductor Giacomo Sagripanti
Subtitles available in Spanish
  • September 2021
    04
    Saturday
    20:00 > 23:00
    3 hours
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I Puritani

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Beckmesser
Andrés Moreno Mengíbar
Superb Puritani in A Coruña
Her expressive skills really showed up at the end of the first act, where she was really moving with the accents and for control of the sound. Her feeling for legato allowed her to sign a "Qui la voce sua soave" of the highest caliber and dense with emotions.
Opera Actual
José Luis JIMÉNEZ
Pratt and Anduaga, a gift for fans
The Australian showed the reason for her status of prima donna of romantic bel canto. ... Scales, trills, messa di voce, piercing high notes... There is no resource alien to this soprano and her Elvira remains unforgettable.
La Voz de Galicia
ANTÓN DE SANTIAGO
Cult of belcanto
Pratt, who has very well assimilated the character, gave a lesson in bel canto: spianato, delicate nuances, coloratura and sustained soft notes. She was the evening's triumpher.
Codalario
Raúl Chamorro Mena
Another achievement of Friends of the Opera of La Coruña
Jessica Pratt, serene and extrovert, without the need for the support of the score, turned out to be the singer with the most experience and mastery of her role. ... Pratt prevailed in acrobatic singing, thanks to her ease in the high notes and the control of vocal pyrotechnics. ... Notable was the Polacca «Son vergin vezzosa», in which she demonstrated her skills in aerial coloratura with detached, scales, dizzying vocalizations of good refinement and a magnificent echo effect towards the end of the piece.

The Composition

I Puritani

Libretto written in italian by Carlo Pepoli, was first premiered on a Sunday on January 25 of 1835

Vincenzo Bellini

Short biography of the composer
Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (3 November 1801 – 23 September 1835) was an Italian opera composer, who was known for his long-flowing melodic lines for which he was named "the Swan of Catania". Many years later, in 1898, Giuseppe Verdi "praised the broad curves of Bellini's melody: 'there are extremely long melodies as no-one else had ever made before' " A large amount of what is known about Bellini's life and his activities comes from surviving letters—except for a short period—which were written over his lifetime to his friend Francesco Florimo, whom he had met as a fellow student in Naples and with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. Other sources of information come from correspondence saved by other friends and business acquaintances. Bellini was the quintessential composer of the Italian bel canto era of the early 19th century, and his work has been summed up by the London critic Tim Ashley as: ... also hugely influential, as much admired by other composers as he was by the public. Verdi raved about his "long, long, long melodies ..." Wagner, who rarely liked anyone but himself, was spellbound by Bellini's almost uncanny ability to match music with text and psychology. Liszt and Chopin professed themselves fans. Of the 19th-century giants, only Berlioz demurred. Those musicologists who consider Bellini to be merely a melancholic tunesmith are now in the minority. In considering which of his operas can be seen to be his greatest successes over the almost two hundred years since his death, Il pirata laid much of the groundwork in 1827, achieving very early recognition in comparison to Donizetti's having written thirty operas before his major 1830 triumph with Anna Bolena. Both I Capuleti ed i Montecchi at La Fenice in 1830 and La sonnambula in Milan in 1831 reached new triumphal heights, although initially Norma, given at La Scala in 1831 did not fare as well until later performances elsewhere. "The genuine triumph" of I puritani in January 1835 in Paris capped a significant career. Certainly, Capuleti, La sonnambula, Norma, and I puritani are regularly performed today. After his initial success in Naples, most of the rest of his short life was spent outside of both Sicily and Naples, those years being followed with his living and composing in Milan and Northern Italy, and—after a visit to London—then came his final masterpiece in Paris, I puritani. Only nine months later, Bellini died in Puteaux, France at the age of 33.

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