Bellini: I Puritani (Highlights), Muti/Philharmonia (CD)

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Discs: 1
Record Label: EMI/Warner
Release Date: January 9, 2012

“Elvira might have been written with Caballe’s limpid tones and predominantly gentle art in mind, Arturo with Alfredo Kraus’ sense of line and plangency of tone.” — Gramophone

Experience highlights of Riccardo Muti’s critically acclaimed recording of Bellini’s final opera, I Puritani, with an all-star cast including Montserrat Caballe and Alfredo Kraus.

Contents:

Bellini Highlights from I Puritani (The Puritans)
Alfredo Kraus Lord Arturo Talbo
Montserrat Caballe Elvira
Matteo Manuguerra Sir Riccardo Forth
Agostino Ferrin Sir Giorgio Valton
Stefan Elenkov Lord Gualtiero Valton
Dennis O’Neill Sir Bruno Robertson
Julia Hamari Enrichetta di Francia
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
July 1979, Kingsway Hall, London

Track Listing:

  1. “O di Cromvel guerrieri”
  2. “A te, o cara”
  3. “Son vergin vezzosa”
  4. “Ah! vieni al tempio”
  5. “Cinta di fiori”
  6. “O rendetemi la spreme ... Qui la voca sua soave”
  7. “Vien, diletto, e in ciel la luna!”
  8. “Riccardo! Riccardo! ... Suoni la tromba”
  9. “Son gia lontani! ... Corre a valle”
  10. “Fini ... me lassa! ... Ch’ei provo lontan da me?”
  11. “Vieni fra queste braccia”
  12. “Credeasi, misera!”