The Madness and Music of 'I Puritani'
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, Merrin Lazyan and Jeff Spurgeon speak with director Sarah Meyers about why, despite its utterly implausible plot, some consider Bellini's I Puritani to be among the greatest operatic masterpieces ever written. We also hear from bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni about his role debut as Giorgio, the best singing advice he's ever received, and the joys of traveling with his two dogs, Lenny and Tristan.
Sarah's YouTube pick (Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo, John Reylea):
Jeff's YouTube pick (Alexey Markov and Luca Pisaroni):
Merrin's YouTube pick (Diana Damrau and Javier Camarena):
This episode features excerpts from the following album:
Bellini: I Puritani (Decca, 1987)
— Joan Sutherland, soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass; Piero Cappuccilli. baritone; the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge