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Theme - I Puritani

Encounters

Elvira, a woman under control?

Interview with Elsa Dreisig — By Konstantinos Aspiotis

One of the most prominent artists of the new generation, Franco-Danish soprano Elsa Dreisig is making her debut as Elvira in I Puritani at the Opéra Bastille. She plays a character fragilised by a troubled historical and political context and a patriarchal society that drives her into madness. This portrait of a woman, dominating Vincenzo Bellini's last opera, is undoubtedly one of the greatest roles in the Belcanto repertoire, where every feeling is transformed into vocal fireworks.

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