Draw-me I Puritani

Understand the plot in 1 minute

By Octave 20 September 2019


“Opera must make audiences weep, tremble and die” said Bellini to Pepoli as he set out to delve into a sombre romanticism peopled with diaphanous heroines for the subject of his libretto. Depicting the love between a royalist and the daughter of a republican succumbing to madness, I Puritani is Bellini’s last opera: a perilous work for which Laurent Pelly offers us a production à la Piranesi, as precise and incisive as is this great monument of bel canto.  

This article is also available in the folder I Puritani

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