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

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Discs 1
Record Label EMI/Warner
Release Date January 9, 2012
Recording Year 1979

“Elvira might have been written with Caballe’s limpid tones and predominantly gentle art in mind, Arturo with Alfredo Kraus’s 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:

Vincenzo Bellini, Highlights from I Puritani (The Puritans)

Montserrat Caballe (Elvira)
Alfredo Kraus (Arturo)
Matteo Manuguerra (Riccardo)
Julia Hamari (Enrichetta)
Agostino Ferrin (Giorgio)
Stefan Elenkov (Gualtiero)
Dennis O'Neill (Bruno)

Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

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!”