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Composer of the Week: Bellini


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In 1827 the 26-year-old composer arrived in Milan, where he met his future librettist. Felice Romani. Donald Macleod tells the story of this tempestuous relationship.
Un Ritratto ?... Sventurato il Cor Che Fida (La Straniera) Joan Sutherland (soprano), Richard Conrad (tenor), LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge
Amo edAmata lo Sono (Zaira)
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir,
Philharmonia, conductor David Parry Final Scene (I Capuleti e i Montecchi)
Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Roberto Abbado Finale (Beatrice di Tenda)
Beatrice Joan Sutherland (soprano) Ambrosian Opera Chorus,
LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge


Unknown: Felice Romani.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Tenor: Richard Conrad
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: David Parry
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Zaira: Yvonne Kenny (soprano)
Fatima: Lynne Dawson (soprano)
Romeo: Eva Mel (mezzo)
Juliet: Vessellna Kasarova (soprano)
Capellio: Umberto Chiummo (bass)
Lorenzo: Simone Alberghini (bass)

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Composer of the Week: Bellini

BBC Radio 3, 1 April 2003 9.00

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