La Sonnambula – Stage director: Marco Arturo Marelli
Paris Opera House. With Natalie Dessay
For the first time at the Paris Opera, Natalie Dessay sings one of the most beautiful roles of Italian romanticism.
She embodies the modest and charming Amina, this sleepwalker who, escaping from her bedroom, becomes another person as she wanders through the night.
This opera by Bellini is a score written in daydream where melody seems to be suspended in time and the heroine's very soul rises to the surface, and where instruments take on transparent water-colour tones.
At the same time, Bellini portrays the cruellest of worlds – our own – where it is more than difficult for fragility and gentleness to make a place for themselves.
Marco Arturo Marelli
stage director, lightings
Dagmar Niefind costume designer
Natalie Dessay (Amina)
Michele Pertusi (Il Conte Rodolfo)
Cornelia Oncioiu (Teresa)
Javier Camarena (Elvino)
Marie-Adeline Henry (Lisa)
Nahuel Di Pierro (Alessio)
Claudia Galli (A Cretan Woman )
Anna Wall (Second Cretan Woman )
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
Evelino Pidò conductor
Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
Patrick Marie Aubert chorus master
Duration : 02 h 15 min
Location : Opéra Bastille (Paris, France)
Recording date : 15/02/2010
Production date : 2010
Production : © Idéale Audience / Opéra national de Paris / NHK / Mezzo
Available version(s) : IT ST EN, IT ST FR