Classical
1:00 am
Sat March 16, 2013

March 22, 2013

Vincenzo Bellini: Il Pirata 
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 

Liceu Symphony Orchestra and Chorus 
Antonino Fogliani, conductor

CAST: Mariella Devia (Imogene); Gregory Kunde (Gualtiero); Vladimir Stoyanov (Ernesto); Vicenc Esteve (Itulbo); Fernando Radó (Goffredo); Elena Copons (Adele)

Regarded by many as the first truly Romantic Italian opera, Il Pirata was also Bellini's first indisputable hit, beginning a career that soon saw him threatening Rossini as Italy's most popular opera composer.

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