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Bellini's La Sonnambula

From New York, soprano Natalie Dessay stars as the sleepwalker who ends up in the wrong bedroom, with tenor Juan Diego Florez as her suspicious husband. Evelino Pido conducts.

From the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Evelino Pido conducts Mary Zimmerman's new production of Bellini's opera, with soprano Natalie Dessay and tenor Juan Diego Florez in the lead roles.

The story is set in a Swiss village inn, where a group of people are celebrating the marriage of orphan Amina to the rich Elvino. Her habit of sleepwalking accidentally leads her into the bed of Count Rodolfo, causing the villagers to reach the wrong conclusions and arouse Elvino's suspicions.

Amina ...... Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Elvino ...... Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Rodolfo ...... Michele Pertusi (bass)
Lisa ...... Jennifer Black (soprano)
Alessio ...... Jeremy Galyon (bass)
Teresa ...... Jane Bunnell (mezzo-soprano)
Notary ...... Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera
Evelino Pido (conductor).

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