Receive a weekly collection of news, features and reviews search est 1923 main menu and not just to plays: la sonnambula is based on scribe’s story for herold’s ballet of the same title the role of amina was created by giuditta pasta who was also bellini’s first norma and beatrice di tenda, and who, in the same season and at the. The change of subject meant that bellini did not start to compose la sonnambula until 2 january 1831 and the scheduled premiere was put back to 6 march the opera was a resounding success with the composer’s evolving musical style being much admired.
La sonnambula, by vicenzo bellini, is a beautiful and delicate work, requiring great attention to the nuances of the score in order to achieve an effective performance this recording certainly captures the poetry of the music of bellini and the words of romani. La sonnambula is a work that has not entered the consciousness of the general opera-going public in the manner of its contemporaries like lucia di lammermoor, il barbiere di siviglia and norma, bellini’s most famous work the met had not performed the piece since 1972, and, frankly, few were clamoring for it.
Bellini la sonnambula (la) sonnambula the metropolitan opera broadcast of 2009 with natalie dessay and juan diego flórez (now a decca dvd) had scarcely begun before the ‘star’ presenter rubbished the libretto, while our own john steane, in his review of the same, called the opera ‘an irredeemably vacuous entertainment, both dramatically.
La sonnambula is supposed to be set in a swiss village, some miles below a vacant castle the village belle, amina, is bethrothed to the village beau, elvino their wedding is planned for the morrow lisa, another village maiden, is fuming with jealousy. La sonnambula’s original success depended on a careful balance of specific circumstances—estimation of the competition, choice of genre and subject, the writing of the principle parts for the most admired soloists of the time and the collaboration between bellini, his backers, the librettist romani, with whom he had worked many times.
La sonnambula (the sleepwalker) it has been given in three productions with natalie dessay, the first at the santa fe opera in 2004, shelton, francis, bellini: la sonnambula (review of cecilia bartoli's performance in the title role, festspielhaus baden-baden, 10 april 2008), musical criticism. Dessay may be too intelligent for the role, if you know what i mean furthermore, she’s not surrounded by greatness francesco meli is a nice-sounding, sensitive tenor who sings elvino with poise and nuance, and in his angry moments, fury–but he doesn’t always sing on key.
It has been given in three productions with natalie dessay, the first at the santa fe opera in 2004, shelton, francis, bellini: la sonnambula (review of cecilia bartoli's performance in the title role, festspielhaus baden-baden, 10 april 2008), musical criticism synopsis of la sonnambula, metropolitan opera. Arts | review natalie dessay reprises 'la sonnambula' at the opéra bastille by george loomis feb 9, 2010 continue reading the main story share this page natalie dessay in “la sonnambula. Opera review: 'la sonnambula' at the metropolitan juan diego flórez and natalie dessay are the leads in the work by bellini (by ken howard -- metropolitan opera.
Once hugely popular, bellini's la sonnambula has become something of a rarity of late it's an exercise in pastoral - a genre ill-suited to the embittered 21st century - and today's audiences are. Victorian opera: la sonnambula review by simon parris on may 6, 2017 • ( 6 comments ) proving that lightning can indeed strike the same place twice, victorian opera’s concert presentation of la sonnambula was another unforgettable evening of bel canto brilliance showcasing superstar soprano jessica pratt. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for bellini: la sonnambula at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.