The Music Commission of the Círculo del Liceo hosted the screening of the opera «Il Pirata» by Vincenzo Bellini, in concert version from the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, with the voices of Luca Salsi, Sondra Radvanovsky and Celso Albelo, recorded on January 16, 2021.
Il pirata premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in 1827 obtaining a resounding success. After a while, it fell almost into oblivion, unlike three other great Bellinian operas: Norma, I puritani or La sonnambula. Within the "renaissance" of the mid-20th century, the versions by Maria Callas (1958) in Milan, or Montserrat Caballé at the Liceu (1971), where it represented its premiere, stand out.
Melodrama in two acts with libretto by Felice Romani
Ernesto | Luca Salsi
Imogene | Sondra Radvanovsky
Gualtiero | Celso Albelo
Itulbo | Francesco Pittari
Goffredo | Emanuele Cordaro
Adele | Anna Maria Sarra
Director | Antonino Fogliani
Choir Master | Gea Garatti Ansini
Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro di San Carlo
Approximate duration: 3h 30min
First act: 1h 28min
Second act: 1h 10min