by Vincenzo Bellini
|Bruno Campanella conducted the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Il Pirata on October 21, 2002, with Renée Fleming as Imogene, Marcello Giordani as Gualtiero, and Dwayne Croft as Ernesto. The production was directed by John Copley, the set designer wass John Conklin, and the lighting was designed by Duane Schuler. The costume designer, Robert Perdziola, was making his Metropolitan Opera debut.
New York magazine review
|EMI has issued on compact disc the recording of a 1959 American Opera Society concert performance of Il Pirata in Carnegie Hall with Maria Callas. "The performance was not broadcast but was captured privately from a microphone hung in Carnegie Hall," wrote John Ardoin in The Callas Legacy: The Complete Guide to Her Recordings on Compact Disc.
A used recording may be available through amazon.com.
|Opera d'Oro has issued (without a libretto) the recording of a "live" performance of Il Pirata with Montserrat Caballé and Flaviano Labò. Available from amazon.com.|
|liberation.fr: review in French, May 15, 2002, of a concert performance of Bellini's Il Pirata in Paris|
|Renée Fleming's compact disc Bel Canto can be ordered from amazon.com and from amazon.fr. It includes arias by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, including music from Bellini's Il Pirata: "Ah! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi," "Col sorriso d'innocenza," and "Oh sole! ti vela di tenebre oscure"|
|The EMI recording of Il Pirata with Montserrat Caballé and her husband Bernabé Martí can be ordered from amazon.com.|