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Beatrice di Tenda

Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Tragedia lirica in two acts with libretto by Felice Romani
First performance: Venice, Teatro La Fenice, 16th March 1833
Casa Ricordi editions, Milan

In concert form
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23 July 2022 . H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca26 July 2022 . H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca
from €30 to €60

Beatrice di Tenda was first staged at the Teatro La Fenice on the 16th March 1833, starring Giuditta Pasta, Giovanni Orazio Cartagenova, Anna Del Sere, Alberico Curioni. The libretto is by Felice Romani (based on the homonymous 1825 work by Carlo Tedaldi Fores). It is inspired by a true story which took place near Milan in 1418. The opera witnessed several arguments between the composer from Catania and the librettist from Liguria: the latter submitted his libretto very late, and Bellini blamed him for the opera’s limited success, thus ending their work partnership. The protagonist is Beatrice – often compared to Donizetti’s queens, though she is in truth quite different. She is in an unhappy marriage, conscious of the inevitability of fate which condemns her to an earthly death, but serene in the knowledge of heavenly peace, A typical angelic female character: pure, but a slave to fate, and for whom Bellini composed some of his most inspired melodies.


Presentations and conferences | Mettiamoci all’opera

Conversation about the play Beatrice di Tenda by Vincenzo Bellini, with Fabrizio della Seta (author of the volume Bellini, Il Saggiatore 2022)
Auditorium della Fondazione Paolo Grassi, Martina Franca | Saturday, July 23th h. 7:00 PM
The event is held in Italian


Conductor Michele Spotti 

Filippo Maria Visconti Biagio Pizzuti
Beatrice di Tenda Giuliana Gianfaldoni
Agnese del Maino Theresa Kronthaler
Orombello Celso Albelo
Anichino / Rizzardo del Maino Joan Folqué 

Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari
Coro del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari
Choirmaster Fabrizio Cassi 

Date: 23 July 2022, 26 July 2022
Time: 21:00, 21:00
Cost: from €30 to €60
Where: Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca