Beatrice di Tenda


Vincenzo Bellini Beatrice di Tenda opera to a libretto by Felice Romani. Directed 2010 by Henning Herman Brockhaus at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania. Stars Michele Kalmandi, Dimitra Theodossiou, José Maria Lo Monaco, Alejandro Roy, Michele Mauro, and Alfio Marletta. Antonio Pirolli conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Massimo Bellini (Chorus Master Tiziana Carlini). Sets and lighting by Henning Herman Brockhaus; costumes by Giancarlo Colis (who also assisted in set design); assistant director and choreographer was Emma Scialfa; video director was Matteo Ricchetti. Released 2013, disc has dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Update on 2016-08-31 by Henry McFadyen Jr.

Patrick Dillon states at page 67 of the November 2013 Opera News that Beatrice di Tenda has always been the "black sheep among Bellini's operas." He praises the singing faintly and pans harshly the directing of "an inane show" by Henning Hermann Brockhaus on this Dynamic NHK version from 2010.