72% off tickets: I Puritani

Today only, Goldstar is offering $7 tickets to I PuritaniA Minimalist Production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Opera at The Cowles Center for this Friday and Sunday (Reg. $25).

Vincenzo Bellini’s last opera I Puritani is perhaps his most brilliant and sophisticated bel canto masterpiece. The plot concerns the love affair of Puritan Elvira and the Royalist Lord Arturo Talbot during the English Civil War of the 1640s. But as battles rage outside and within the castle walls, the would-be bride becomes unhinged by the chaos and scheming. Bellini’s glorious music has a mood of romantic melancholy that brings the story and characters to life with melodies and vocal fireworks, and his sumptuous opera even has a happy ending. Produced with minimal sets, costumes or staging, this performance is sung in Italian with English surtitles.