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La Sonnambula (Mar. 29, 2014)

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Librettist: Luigi Illica

Armiliato; Damrau, Camarena, Pertusi

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 15 min.

The extraordinary Diana Damrau brings aching lyricism and coloratura fireworks to the role of Amina, the innocent village girl whose sleepwalking causes misunderstandings that almost prevent her marriage to the handsome Elvino, sung by new bel canto star tenor Javier Camarena. Michele Pertusi is Count Rodolfo, and Marco Armiliato conducts Bellini’s melodious score.