I puritani (The Puritans) is an opera in three acts, by Vincenzo Bellini. Libretto by Count Carlo Pepoli based on Têtes rondes et Cavaliers by Jacques-François Ancelot and Joseph Xavier Saintine. First produced at the Théâtre-Italien in Paris, January 24, 1835. At the same time, Bellini composed an alternative version intended for the famous Maria Malibran, who was to sing it in Naples; in fact, this version was not performed on stage until April 10, 1986 at the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari.
The New York Times presents the Teatro alla Scala’s opening performance
The La Scala opening performance goes global.
Nardello: “We possess a huge asset: Music”.