The newcomer, who surprises the villagers by his familiarity with the locality, asks about the celebrations and admires Amina, who reminds him of a girl he had loved long ago. Mary Zimmerman may have labored a bit too earnestly on it, but she also knows how to have fun, and that, I believe, saved her part of the show in the end.
Natalie Dessay soars like an ethereal angel in all of her set pieces And the duets with Florez are particular moving and intimate.
The musicians needed no apologies. Juan Diego Flrez charme, sduit et arrache des larmes dans son "Tutto sciolto". Juan Diego Florez and Natalie Dessay are simply sensational and, unusually for bel canto, they get the chance to show off their ability in a series of duets.
It tells the story of simple villagers, Amina and Elvino, who are about to get married. It had a bit of a wobble to it and I was, as the opera really intended, a bit nervous for Dessays safety! She reveals that his identity is known to all as Rodolfo, the long-lost son of the count.
He sees the approaching phantom who he recognises as Amina. In the pit, Evelino Pid is everything you need, attentive to the score and ever watchful of his singers.
I have been watching the Met chorus all season so it was a treat to see them in their everyday clothes without wigs and costumes. She advises him that the village is preparing a formal welcome; meanwhile she wishes be the first to pay her respects.
Whenever Juan Diego Flrez looses his soaring high notes, he is not merely a joy to hear, he is expressing real emotions. June As Elvino, Juan Diego Flrez is richer in tone than in recent performances and you feel the violence ignited by his sexual jealousy.
Elvino then exclaims that there will be no wedding, and each expresses his or her emotional reaction to this discovery. As they exchange vows, the notary asks what she brings to the partnership: Amina thanks her, also expressing her thanks to her assembled friends for their kind wishes.
In the first, Natalie Dessay enters at the back of the theatre and wanders through the audience. Elvino, believing her faithless, rejects her in fury. July Que demander de plus? Un style impeccable, un aigu flamboyant, un timbre de velours et un charme vocal incomparable: Natalie Dessay is more a Callas than a Sutherland, if of a more cheerful, extraverted sort.
Elvino is not convinced and takes back the ring, though he is unable to tear her image from his heart: As Amina continues her sleepwalk, Rodolfo hears the sound of people approaching and, with no other way out, he climbs out of the window.
Duet finale, Elvino and Amina: Then Amina comes out of the mill with her foster-mother, Teresa. How to present La Sonnambula without choking the audience with Swiss kitsch and nostalgia for things long beyond the memory, let alone the experience of most people?
He admits to having once stayed in the castle, whose lord has been dead for four years. Poor Amina is miserable. But then he is struck by her obvious innocence and refrains: Natalie Dessay is tossed in the air as she hits one final spectacular high note. Jane Bunnell offered a vivid and variegated Teresa, and Jennifer Black brought nuance and depth to the villainess Lisa, who was in this production, mind you, both an innkeeper and a stage director.
Only Teresa believes in her innocence: She is flattered when he begins a flirtation with her, but runs out at the sound of people approaching, dropping her handkerchief which the Count picks up. When he says that he knows it, all are surprised.
The lovelorn Alessio arrives, but she rejects his advances.The Met's Live in HD production of Bellini's La Sonnambula features Juan Diego Florez and Natalie Dessay, and Michele Pertusi, conducted. Juan Diego Flórez, Natalie Dessay, Michele Pertusi.
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet. Conducted by Evelino Pidò. Staged by Mary Zimmermann. Mar 21, · Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete. With Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Michele Pertusi, Jennifer Black. Amina sleep-walks her way into the bedroom of a nobleman who is staying at the village inn.
Enraged and humiliated, her fiancé breaks the engagement. The nobleman attests to her innocence, and Amina offers a /10(12). Bellini: La Sonnambula has been added to your Cart Add to Cart. Buy Now. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser This item: Bellini: La Sonnambula by Natalie Dessay DVD $ Only 12 left in stock - order soon.
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Metropolitan Opera House March 14, La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini libretto Felice Romani. Amina – Natalie Dessay Elvino – Juan Diego Flórez. Bellini's La Sonnambula Evelino Pidò, Marco Arturo Marelli – Natalie Dessay (Amina), Javier Camarena (Elvino) – Opéra Bastille.Download