I Puritani


Bellini I Puritani opera to libretto by Carlo Pepoli. Directed 2018 by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. Stars Roland Bracht (Lord Gualtiero Valton), Adam Palka (Sir Giorgio Valton), Ana Durlovski (Elvira), Réne Barbera (Lord Arturo Talbo), Diana Haller (Enrichetta di Francia), Gezim Myshketa (Sir Riccardo Forth), and Heinz Göhrig (Sir Bruno Robertson). Manlio Benzi conducts the Staatsorchester Stuttgart and the Staatsopernchor Stuttgart (Chorus Master Christoph Heil). Dramaturgy by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito; set and costume design by Anna Viebrock; lighting design by Reinhard Traub. Directed for TV by Marcus Richardt. Released 2019, disc has 5.0 dts HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Here’s a long unofficial YT clip of the scene (subtitles in German) where Elvira learns from her uncle Giorgio that she can marry Arturo even though he’s on the wrong side of the civil war. This production seems to be directed with a lighter touch than one usually expects with this opera. Palka seems a tad young to be Elvira’s “second father”: