UPDATE: A quick preview of tonight’s (this afternoon’s, actually) spectacular radio broadcast of I puritani from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

First, a hint of some of the “new” musical ideas in this edition of Puritani. This is the final cabaletta of the opera, performed (as it was apparently originally intended) as a duet for tenor and soprano.

“Senti, o mio bel angelo”

And here a snippet on YouTube of a moment slightly earlier in the opera. (Mon ami Pedro tells me that the production is to be telecast and released on DVD, which would explain the onstage presence of cameras during the prova generale.)

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Elvira: Nino Machaidze
Lord Arturo Talbo: Juan Diego Florez
Sir Riccardo Forth: Gabriele Viviani
Sir Giorgio: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Direttore: Michele Mariotti
Regia, scene, costumi e luci: Pier’Alli