Angela Meade Sings Bellini

December 3rd, 2012

Classical TV | Famous for uniting Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne, the dynamic duo of Bel Canto opera in 1961, Beatrice di Tenda, Bellini’s penultimate opera premiered in 1833, an operatic gem that has been mysteriously underperformed. Set in fifteenth century Milan and based on a historical figure, the opera tells of the tormented, but saintly wife of the Duke of Milan (soprano Angela Meade), falsely accused of adultery with Orombello (tenor Michael Spyres), and sentenced to death by her husband (baritone Nicholas Pallesen) and his love interest Agnese del Maino (mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton).

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