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I Puritani
Posted: March 13th, 2008

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, who has taken the opera world by storm since her American debut in 1995, now inhabits the role of the fragile Elvira in Bellini’s final work, I PURITANI, the tale of love and madness set during the English Revolution. With its vocal fireworks and opportunities for real acting, this has been a supreme role for great singing actresses from Maria Callas to Beverly Sills and among its hallmarks is one of opera’s wildest mad scenes when Elvira is abandoned at the altar.

I PURITANI airs for SundayArts on May 4, 2008.

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