Bellini: La sonnambula
Romanticism, the dominant stylistic movement of the 19th century, had a proclivity for exotic themes. Although this might seem slightly strange today, these included somnambulism: the genetically determined disorder of walking around during the stage of deep sleep. The artistic imagination of the 30-year-old Vincenzo Bellini was also seized by the subject of 'sleepwalking' as he composed La sonnambula over the winter of 1830/31.
The star of Müpa Budapest's production is the Czech coloratura soprano Zuzana Marková, who has enjoyed many triumphs with the Italian repertoire, and with bel canto operas in particular. Known for her portrayals of Lucia and Violetta, she has also been celebrated in the roles of Manon and Donna Anna.
The music director for the production, Riccardo Frizza, is a genuine opera conductor and a specialist in the Italian repertoire who is a recurring guest at Milan's La Scale, Venice's La Fenice, the Opéra National de Paris and New York's Metropolitan Opera.
The performance is a co-production presented by Müpa Budapest, the Pannon Philharmonic and Zsolnay Örökségkezelő Nonprofit Kft.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Count RodolfoMirco Palazzi
Myrtha, Queen of the WilisAlexandra Kozmér
NotaryMiklós Máriusz Bejan
Debrecen Kodály Choir (choirmaster: Máté Szabó Sipos)
set designerÉva Szendrényi
costumesGergely Zöldy Z
assistant directorEtelka Polgár