I Puritani

Music by

Vincenzo Bellini


Dresden, DE


Elvira  Lisette Oropesa
Lord Arturo Talbo  Larry Brownlee
Sir Riccardo Forth  Anthony Clark Evans
Sir Giorgio Valton  Martin Jan Nijhof
Lord Gualtiero Valton  Riccardo Zanellato
Sir Bruno Roberton  Simeon Esper
Enrichetta di Francia  Roxana Constantinescu


Riccardo Frizza


The soprano Lisette Oropesa has long been a star in her American homeland and has recently also been thrilling European audiences with her slender, flexible and yet full-sounding voice. She has already recorded bel canto arias with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and now she can be experienced with a true peak of bel canto art: as Elvira in Bellini's "I Puritani". The opera is a single drama about the "right" religion, fought out among the Catholic Puritans and royalist Republicans of America in the 17th century. What sounds like a distant theme from history is a story of love, betrayal and madness musically heightened to the point of frenzy. The excellent MDR Radio Choir sings the choral passages, Oropesa is joined by other renowned singers, and the opera-experienced Italian Riccardo Frizza conducts.

Performance History

Lisette has given 4 performances as Elvira.