La sonnambula – Bellini

Evelino Pidò, Marco Arturo Marelli – Natalie Dessay (Amina), Javier Camarena (Elvino) – Opéra Bastille

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 seemingly written in a daydream, where melody is apparently suspended in time and the heroine's very soul rises to the surface, and where instruments take on transparent tones.

At the same time, Bellini portrays the cruelest of worlds – our own – where it is more than difficult for fragility and gentleness to shine past the darker rashness and unfriendliness of the characters.

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Marco Arturo Marelli stage director, lighting
Dagmar Niefind costumes

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

Movie director : Don Kent
Collection : Inspirational women of classical music
Playlists : The Best of Italian Operas, The Greatest Voices
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genres : Voice, Opera
Musical form : Opera

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

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