Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Jan. 6, 2007)
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Librettist: Carlo Pepoli
Summers; Netrebko, Cutler, Vassallo, Relyea
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 35 min.
Soprano Anna Netrebko took New York by storm when she performed the role of the fragile Puritan maiden Elvira. Her daring take on the heroine’s famous mad scene earned her rapturous standing ovations from sold-out houses night after night. Overflowing with ravishing arias and ensembles, this bel canto gem also stars Eric Cutler as Elvira’s love Arturo, Franco Vassallo as her suitor Riccardo, and John Relyea as her uncle Giorgio.