02.05.–06.07.2025 / Opera

Beatrice di Tenda

Vincenzo Bellini
Sun 18.05.2025
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
15:00 - 17:30
Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 1
19:30 - 22:00
Premiere Opera
Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo 1
Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 1
19:30 - 22:00
Premiere Opera
Premieren-Abo Duisburg
18:30 - 21:00
For the last time this season Opera
Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo A A
Pure bel canto - a celebration of voices
Tragedia lirica in two acts
Libretto by Felice Romani
In Italian with German surtitles
approx. 2 ½ hours, one interval
For all from 14 upwards
A deliberate misinterpretation seals Beatrice di Tenda's miserable fate: an intimate conversation with Orombello comes at just the right time for her heartless and unfaithful husband Filippo. Because he does not love his Beatrice and wants to get rid of her as quickly as possible, the Duke of Milan puts all his eggs in one basket - and demands her death for the adultery that did not take place.

Beatrice, who was actually led to the scaffold at the command of her despotic husband in the 14th century, inspired Vincenzo Bellini to write this early and unjustly forgotten work. The master of bel canto shows off with finely structured melodies and ravishing coloraturas that skilfully place the feelings of the heroine at the centre and give space to every emotion, making the composer's vision a reality: Music "that expresses the word in the most intimate way". With exquisite musical seductiveness and vocal virtuosity, the tragic heroine conquers the stages of Düsseldorf and Duisburg in a concerted performance.
Musikalische Leitung
Filippo Maria Visconti
Bearice di Tenda
Agnese del Maino

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