Metropolitan Opera - La Sonnambula Reviews
30 March 2017
Natalie Dessay (Amina)
Natalie Dessay (Amina), Chorus
Juan Diego Flórez (Elvino), Natalie Dessay (Amina)
Juan Diego Flórez (Elvino), Natalie Dessay (Amina)
Natalie Dessay (Amina)

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La Sonnambula

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 13

Bravi!
12 May 09 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
A musically impeccable and dramatically interesting evening
1 May 09 / The Berkshire Review
Dreams and imaginations
1 Apr 09 / ConcertoNet (English)
Bellini's "Sonnambula" dramatically senseless at the Met; singers shine
16 Mar 09 / Classics Today
Dessay and Flórez bring style and musicality to La Sonnambula
10 Mar 09 / The Opera Critic
Met's 'Sonnambula' strays into hostile territory
4 Mar 09 / Washington Post
The Met audience isn't buying this cost-saver
4 Mar 09 / Variety
Sight overpowered sound
4 Mar 09 / Financial Times (via Google)
Best just walk away
4 Mar 09 / New York Post
An extremely foolish, if admittedly well-sung production of La Sonnambula
4 Mar 09 / Theater Mania
Lovelorn sleepwalker, caught between rehearsal and reality
4 Mar 09 / New York Times
What was she thinking? Booing greets Met’s weird ‘Sonnambula’
4 Mar 09 / Bloomberg
Met Opera makes a travesty of 'La Sonnambula'
3 Mar 09 / San Francisco Chronicle
Sleep disorder
Nobody ever said La Sonnambula was an opera of great dramatic substance. How does a director get under the work's romantic surface?
Awake and sing!
From Marcella Sembrich to Natalie Dessay, the Met's greatest coloratura sopranos have relished the challenges of Bellini's Amina.
Production details
Cast
Pertusi, Dessay, Flórez/Banks, Black, Bunnell, Galyon, Fitch
(c) Pidò (d) Zimmerman
Performance dates
2, 6, 11, 14, 18, 21(m), 24, 28 March, 3 April 2009
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