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La Sonnambula

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La Sonnambula returns to the Royal Opera in a production that brings out the opera's psychological richness. Read More >

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.

La Sonnambula 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.

La Sonnambula is an opera for the very best of fine Italianate singing, and this Royal Opera 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.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 2/11/2011

Closing Night: 18/11/2011

Running time: 2h35

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Cast & Creative


Celso Albelo, Eglise Gutiérrez, Elena Xanthoudakis, Michele Pertusi/Christophoros Stamboglis, Jihoon Kim, Elizabeth Sikora


Director - Marco Arturo Marelli

Producer - Royal Opera

Conductor - Daniel Oren

Lighting Designer - Marco Arturo Marelli

Set Designer - Marco Arturo Marelli

Music By - Vincenzo Bellini

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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