I puritani is an Italian opera in three acts by Vincenzo Bellini, first performed in Paris, on January 25, 1835, libretto by Carlo Pepoli, after Jacques Ancelot and Xavier Boniface Saintine's Têtes Rondes et Cavaliers, itself based on Sir Walter Scott's Old Morality. Bellini's last work and one of his greatest triumphs.
Principal characters[change | edit source]
- Elvira - soprano
- Arturo - tenor
- Riccardo - baritone
- Giorgio - bass
- Enrichetta - mezzo-soprano
- Bruno - tenor
- Gualtiero - bass
Reference[change | edit source]
- The Complete Dictionary of Opera & Operetta, James Anderson, Wings Books, 1993.