by Vincenzo Bellini
Bellini’s bel canto lyrical jewel.
The final work from Vincenzo Bellini explores with powerful results the relationship of civil strife and individual madness.
The opera is set in the English Civil War of Puritans (“Roundheads”) versus Royalists (“Cavaliers”). While taking many liberties with history, it is set against a background that was a universal idea and very familiar to Italians in Bellini’s time.
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Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 3 hrs 32 min