I Puritani - Teatro Real (2016) - I Puritani - Teatro Real (2016)


General Information


New production
co-produced with the Municipal Theatre of Santiago de Chile

This is the last opera by Bellini. He died prematurely at age 34 when his success with Parisian society was enormous.  In a musical landscape dominated by Italians from Rossini to Donizetti- who was his great rival-  finally Bellini received the commission for an opera which premièred at the Théâtre des Italiens in 1834. The Sicilian composer chose  the historical backdrop of the English civil war between Cromwell and the Roundheads and the Cavaliers to write an intense love story punctuated by passion, betrayal and madness. The opera focuses Elvira. She is  a classic romantic heroine who believes herself incomprehensibly betrayed on her wedding day by her fiancé. Such pain and unbearable suffering causes Elvira to have a mental collapse. Madness was a characteristic feature in Romanticism: physical frailty and social isolation of characters was a way to emphasize the expression of irrepressibly powerful emotions. In this stylised staging by Emilio Sagi, these souls are overcome with melancholy.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.


July 04, 2016 20:00:00

July 06, 2016 20:00:00

July 07, 2016 20:00:00

July 11, 2016 20:00:00

July 13, 2016 20:00:00

July 14, 2016 20:00:00

July 17, 2016 20:00:00

July 19, 2016 20:00:00

July 20, 2016 20:00:00

July 24, 2016 20:00:00


Emilio Sagi

Evelino Pidò

Javier Camarena

Celso Albelo

Venera Gimadieva

Diana Damrau

Damiano Salerno

George Petean

Ludovic Tézier

Roberto Tagliavini

Nicolas Testé

Annalisa Stroppa

Cassandre Berthon

Miklós Sebestyén

Antonio Lozano

Work's characters list



Lord Arturo Talbot

Lord Arturo Talbot



Sir Riccardo Forth

Sir Riccardo Forth

Sir Riccardo Forth

Sir Giorgio

Sir Giorgio

Enrichetta di Francia

Enrichetta di Francia

Lord Gualtiero Valton

Sir Bruno Roberton

I Puritani - Teatro Real (2016) (Production - Madrid, spain)

Immersive mode