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  1. "Ah, non credea" Act 2; Diana Damrau4:54

Production Team

Production: Mary Zimmerman
Set Designer: Daniel Ostling
Costume Designer: Mara Blumenfeld
Lighting Designer: T. J. Gerckens
Choreographer: Daniel Pelzig


Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2013-14 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.

La Sonnambula

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 45 min.

Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story, with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts.

A "smashing revival... Damrau is a marvel... She makes the most difficult passages sound effortless... Her pianissimo notes, barely above a whisper, go straight to the heart." (Huffington Post)

"Camarena is one of the most exciting tenors singing today. He has a strong voice, rich in timbre and nuanced with subtle phrasing and a soaring range." (Huffington Post)

"High-wire acts have become something of a specialty for Ms. Damrau in her career... And like Amina, the touching title character of Bellini's romantic comedy, she hasn¹t put a foot wrong." She sings with a "shimmering, floated delivery..." (New York Times)

Javier Camarena "had a triumphant evening, singing with a hearty, burnished tone... He¹s a singer capable of gladiatorial power but also subtle shadings, supple phrasing and a thoroughly convincing Italian flavor." (New York Times)

"Diana Damrau is a practically perfect Amina, her light soprano shimmering with a pearly radiance especially in a ravishing mezza voce." (New York Observer)

In Javier Camarena, "it was clear the company had a new star, a rival to fellow tenors Juan Diego Flórez and Lawrence Brownlee for the title of 'King of the High C's.' Mr. Camarena's voice combines the flexibility and high range usually associated with the 'tenore di grazia' type with an unusual depth and richness of timbre." (New York Observer)


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

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