“LA SONNAMBULA” THE ROYAL OPERA

2 November 2011 to 18 November 2011

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Next 1 PerformancesFri 18 Nov 2011, 7:30 PM Background When a story of innocence, love and marriage is matched with the appeal of Italian bel canto singing, it is a recipe for success. Bellini’s La sonnambula was…
an international hit of its time with music that encapsulates the thrill of the operatic voice at extremes – from the smoothly lyrical to the brilliantly virtuosic. It returns to The Royal Opera for the first time since 2002 in a production that brings out a layer of psychological richness that may surprise those who only know the stunning musical highlights. In a beautiful alpine setting that evokes the world of Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, it is not just Amina who has to prove her innocence after a compromising case of sleepwalking, but her fiancé Elvino too, who must prove himself worthy to marry her. This is an opera for the very best of fine Italianate singing, and this revival is fortunate to have Eglise Gutiérrez and Celso Albelo – both acclaimed in this repertory – as Amina and Elvino, the couple about to be married. The entire Company and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House are under the baton of Daniel Oren, internationally known for his interpretations of Italian opera, and the final ingredient of a bel canto treat.
Credits
Composer
Vincenzo Bellini
Director
Marco Arturo Marelli
Set designs
Marco Arturo Marelli
Lighting designs
Marco Arturo Marelli
Costume design
Dagmar Niefind-Marelli
Associate Director
Andreas Leisner
Lighting Associate
Friedrich Eggert
Performers
Conductor
Daniel Oren
Elvino
Celso Albelo
Amina
Eglise Gutiérrez
Lisa
Elena Xanthoudakis
Count Rodolfo
Michele Pertusi
Christophoros Stamboglis
Alessio
Jihoon Kim§
Teresa
Elizabeth Sikora
Notary
Elliot Goldie
Chorus
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes | 1 Interval
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
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