Vestal Virgin Live Stream

(Not the porny kind!)

The seldom performed 1807 opera La Vestale by the seldom performed Gaspare Spontini will be put on, live streamed, and available online for 6 months afterwards, on Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées website, this Wednesday at 12:30pm, New York time.

La Vestale at La Scala, 1954

La Vestale at La Scala, 1954, with Maria Callas

Some refer to Spontini as the missing link to French Grand Opera, but some say he’s just really boring…  But still, an interesting novelty…  Here’s a famous aria, “Toi que j’implore” performed by Barbara Dobrzanska:

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