BELLINI, V.: Beatrice di Tenda (Teatro Massimo Bellini, 2010)


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Beatrice di Tenda

Venue: Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania
Playing Time: 02:41:16
Catalogue Number: 33675
UPC: 8007144336752


Beatrice di Tenda is, to date, one of Vincenzo Bellini's more unfamiliar and rarely performed operas, even though it contains moments of extraordinary music. Based on a libretto by Felice Romani, Bellini's favourite collaborator, it was written in 1833 for Venice's La Fenice theatre. It was rather unsuccessful, but the musician always claimed it was on a par with his other, more popular works. Like all of Bellini's operas, Beatrice di Tenda calls for an outstanding female protagonist, for a role that today Dimitra Theodossiou is among the few who can tackle in all of its infinite variety of dramatic and vocal registers, reviving the glories of the great 19th-century bel canto sopranos.

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