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Vincenzo Bellini

Publisher: AMP

La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) (1831)
Work Notes
G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by William Weaver for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.
Text Writer
Libretto by Felice Romani. English translation by William Weaver.
G Schirmer Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
2 Hours 0 Minutes
English, Italian

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Vincenzo Bellini La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) (1831)

Cast List:
   LISA, mistress of the inn: Soprano
   ALESSIO, a young peasant, Lisa's suitor: Bass
   AMINA, an orphan: Soprano
   TERESA, her foster mother: Contralto
   A NOTARY: Tenor
   ELVINO, Amina's Fiance: Tenor
   Villagers; Grooms.
In a small Swiss village, Amina becomes engaged to a local farmer, Elvino. Lisa, who owns the local mill is furiously jealous as she too is in love with Elvino. Unknown to her family and friends, Amina is a somnambulist and when Count Rodolfo checks into the inn she enters his bedroom at night and is found there in the morning asleep. Elvino is disgusted and decides to marry Lisa. However, the Count asserts Amina’s innocence to the sceptical villagers, explaining the phenomenon of sleepwalking. But at that moment Amina is seen sleepwalking over the unstable mill bridge, expressing her grief at Elvino’s rejection. Finally, the villagers understand the truth and when Amina wakes up she is once again lying in Elvino’s arms.

  • 23 JAN 2016
    Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao.
    Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao
    José Miguel Pérez Sierra, conductor

    Other Dates:
    26,29,30 January; 1 February - Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao.

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