RAI'S BELCANTO SERIES
ON THE BIRTH OF OPERA
Italian broadcaster RAI and Lucky Red producers are teaming up on new period set series BELCANTO and have set Vittoria Puccini as the lead. As Deadline reports,
set in 1798, it will follow 14-year-old Carolina, her 17-year-old sister Antonia and their mother Maria who seek refuge in the city of Milan after stabbing their violent father to death.
The elder sister dreams of becoming a renowned singer, much as her mother once hoped for when she was the girl’s age. However, a well-respected singing teacher discovers that Maria’s youngest is the true talent in the family.
The Italian bel canto opera movement flourished in the early 19th century and is exemplified by the operas of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and others. Literally “beautiful singing”, bel canto opera derives from the Italian stylistic singing school of the same name. We first informed you about this series back in February last year.
|Vittoria Puccini will lead Belcanto cast|