Saturday, May 3, 2014

I Puritani

I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of incredibly beautiful singing today. I saw the Met production of Bellini's I Puritani. Every principal gave a stunning performance. The music was just wonderful.

The plot however was a little bland -- not much happens -- and also a little murky. It was hard to keep up with some of the allegiances. The set was dull, dark and grim.

As I said all the singers blew me away. I was particularly moved by tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Arturo and Olga Peretyako as Elvira. The two of them delivered several show-stopper arias.

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