Bellini wrote some of the finest bel canto operas of which the best known are Norma, La Sonnambula, I Puritani and I Capuleti e I Montecchi. His fans included Verdi, Wagner and Chopin. Expert lecturers will talk about the life and works of this brilliant composer. Exceptionally handsome, he had a series of scandalous affairs with married women, but never married and died tragically young. The international Diva, Nelly Miricioiu returns to Divas & Scholars to talk about her Bellini roles and to sing some of the iconic arias including the emotional 'Casta Diva'. She will be joined by British Tenor James Edwards and Mezzo Soprano Rachel Kelly.