Conductor Vittorio Gui, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus
Cast Joan Sutherland, Nicola Filacuridi, John Kentish, Giuseppe Modesti
When Bellini’s last opera I Puritani was performed at Glyndebourne in 1960, it was its first outing in Britain since 1887 and featured Joan Sutherland as Elvira. Conducted by Vittorio Gui whose enthusiasm for Bellini was behind the opera’s re-introduction in the UK.
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Recorded live at Glyndebourne on 5 June 1960
2 CD set, total playing time 134 minutes
Sung in Italian. Booklet contains full libretto and English translation, and synopsis in English, French and German