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I Puritani

I Puritani

The Puritans

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

I Puritani is the story of love between Elvira and Arturo, set against the backdrop of the English Civil War of the 1640s. Elvira's hand has been promised to Sir Richard Forth, whom she does not love. Instead, she is madly in love with Arturo Talbo. Realizing his niece's sadness, Elvira's uncle, Sir Giorgio, convinces her father, Lord Gualtiero, to allow her to marry Arturo. At the wedding celebration, Arturo discovers that Queen Enrichetta is a prisoner in the castle. By covering the queen in a wedding veil, Arturo helps the Queen escape. Meanwhile, Elvira thinks that she has been abandoned. In the end, Arturo and Elvira are reunited and the two live happily ever after.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Supporting

Bass



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen characters

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