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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