Matinee broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, May 3rd, with a performance of I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini. The libretto is by Count Carlo Pepoli and is based on Têtes rondes et Cavaliers by Jacques-François Ancelot and Joseph Xavier Saintine, which is in turn based on Walter Scott's novel Old Mortality. The broadcast will run approximately three hours and thirty-five minutes.
An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini's final opera. Olga Peretyatco makes her Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi. Michele Mariotti conducts.