Tune in Saturday at 1 pm as the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts their production of Bellini's La Sonnambula featuring German soprano Diana Damrau as Amina.
The Mary Zimmerman production of La Sonnambula updates the classic opera to modern day. The premise is that a cast has met in a loft to rehearse an upcoming performance. The costumes are modern dress and Amina is a diva with a bit of attitude— a departure from the traditional portrayal of Amina as young and naive. During the rehearsal Amina takes a nap and her sleepwalking adventures begin.
This performance also features the Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Amina's betrothed, Elvino, plus Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin as Lisa, and Italian bass-baritone Michele Pertusi as Rodolfo.
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Amina: Diana Damrau
Elvino: Javier Camarena
Rodolfo: Michele Pertusi