René is thrilled to announce the release of his debut video recording – a DVD release of Oper Stuttgart’s 2018 production of Vincenzo Bellini’s I Puritani.
Produced by Naxos, the video is for sale through Amazon.com (purchase here).
From the Liner Notes: I Puritani is one of Bellini’s most creative and influential masterpieces, a bel canto opera stamped with vocal and orchestral writing of intoxicating beauty and dramatic intensity. Set in England in the Civil War shortly before Oliver Cromwell’s triumph, it involves romantic and political intrigues that drew from Bellini music of melodic raptness and melancholic depth. it also inspired him to compose some of his most breathtakingly virtuosic passages, notably Elvira’s Mad Scene, that call for the utmost in theatrical power. This production includes for the first time all of the music performed at the work’s Paris premiere.