I Puritani

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Airs Saturday, February 18, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s I Puritani, starring soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena, who add new roles to their Met repertories as Elvira, the heroine driven to madness, and her beloved Lord Arturo Talbot. Maurizio Benini conducts the bel canto masterpiece, which also stars baritone Alexey Markov as Riccardo Forth, the Puritan leader in love with Elvira, and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Elvira’s uncle, Giorgio Walton.

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Airs Saturday, May 3 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s I Puritani.  Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her network broadcast debut as Elvira, the Puritan maiden who slips in and out of madness after being abandoned at the altar.  The revival also stars tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Elvira's beloved Arturo, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as his rival Riccardo, and bass Michele Pertusi as Elvira's uncle, Giorgio; they are led by the rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti, who is married to Peretyatko.  I Puritani will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.