Bellini's La Sonnambula
Marco Arturo Marelli (stage director), Evelino Pidò (conductor) – Natalie Dessay (Amina), Javier Camarena (Elvino) – Opéra Bastille
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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
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.