Bellini’s romantic opera in what presumably was a dress rehearsal in Paris last December, with Michael Spyres and Sondra Radvanovsky in the starring roles.

Let’s listen and discuss beginning at 2:00 PM today, shall we?

Bellini: Il pirata

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

Imogene: Sondra Radvanovsky
Gualtiero: Michael Spyres
Ernesto: Ludovic Tézier
Itulbo: Kevin Amiel
Goffredo: Krzysztof Baczyk
Adele: Valentine Lemercier

Photo: Darcey Borghardt