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Bellini: La Sonnambula / Pido, Florez, Dessay, Metropolitan Opera


Release Date: 02/16/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001388509  
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Natalie DessayMichele PertusiJuan Diego Flórez
Conductor:  Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

La Sonnambula (Bellini)

In his latest Decca DVD release, bel canto star Juan Diego Flórez undertakes the role of Elvino in Bellini’s romantic drama, playing opposite the mercurial French soprano, Natalie Dessay, in the Met’s striking, modern-dress production from March 2009. Bellini’s romantic opera La Sonnambula (1831), hinges on the love and misunderstanding between Elvino and Amina (the ‘sleepwalker’ of the title). Discovered in the bedroom of Rodolfo, Amina is assumed to have been unfaithful, and Elvino cancels their wedding. But in the dramatic final scene, he witnesses Amina sleepwalking, understands her innocence, and all ends happily. Mary Zimmerman’s production plays with the dual realities of a rehearsal of the
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BONUS FEATURE:
Interviews by Deborah Voigt

Cast:
Juan Diego Flórez - Elvino
Natalie Dessay - Amina
Michele Pertusi - Rodolfo
Orchestra & Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, New York
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Stage Director: Mary Zimmerman

Technical Details:
Subtitles: english, French, German, Spanish, Chinese
Picture Format: 16:9 (anamorphic widescreen), Color, NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Sound Format: LPCM Stereo & DtS 5.1 Surround (DVD) Read less

Works on This Recording

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La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Michele Pertusi (Bass), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 

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