In the BBC Symphony Orchestra's second project with Opera Rara this season, they turn to Bellini’s very first opera with an all-star cast.
Daniele Rustoni, following his acclaimed Donizetti triology at Welsh National Opera, conducts the work, written while Bellini was still a student in Naples. Adelson e Salvini follows the fortunes of an Italian in Ireland, who falls in love with the eponymous Adelson’s fiancée Nelly. The work made such an impact that it led to his first professional commission. Though its comic role Bonifacio is Rossinian, the ardent lyrical writing is pure Bellini.
Programme & Performers
BelliniAdelson e Salvini
Concert staging. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
BBC Symphony Orchestra DanielaBarcellona Nelly Enea Scala Salvini MaurizioMuraro Bonifacio Leah-Marian Jones Madame Rivers Simone Albergini Lord Adelson Kathryn Rudge Fanny Rodion Pogossov Struley David Soar Geronio DanieleRustioni conductor Opera Rara Chorus Kenneth Richardson director
Please note: in a change to the previously advertised billing, Leah-Marian Jones replaces Patricia Bardon in the role of Madame Rivers, Opera Rara Chorus replace the BBC Singers, Simone Alberghini replaces Nicola Alaimo in the role of Lord Adelson, and Enea Scala replaces Lawrence Brownlee in the role of Salvini.