Paris — natalie dessay is among the handful of sopranos who genuinely merit the term diva, but her career encountered some bumps last year her eagerly awaited mélisande at the theater an der wien, in vienna, disappointed some critics, perhaps because of heightened expectations she sang “la. Results 1 - 10 of 39 this page lists all recordings of la sonnambula by vincenzo bellini (1801-35. With natalie dessay, juan diego flórez, michele pertusi, jennifer black amina sleep-walks her way into the bedroom of a nobleman who is staying at the village inn enraged and humiliated, her fiancé breaks the engagement the nobleman attests to her innocence, and amina offers a demonstration of sleep-walking. Two years ago, the brilliant french coloratura natalie dessay thought her career was at an end when she was diagnosed with nodes on her vocal cords now she is that's exactly what this diminutive but brilliantly talented french soprano did, though, when she sang amina in bellini's la sonnambula. Mary zimmerman, the director of la sonnambula as well as the televised lucia di lammermoor (from a few years prior), appears to be enamored of modern dress well, if it must be said, so does every other director at the met of late in this respect, zimmerman is in good company why, just about every new. In the hands of another composer, the whole thing might seem silly and simpleminded but the innocence of its sentiment is the perfect complement to the inspired purity of bellini's melodic style on world of opera, lisa simeone presents la sonnambula in a production starring soprano natalie dessay as.
Amazoncom: bellini: la sonnambula: natalie dessay, juan diego florez, michele pertusi, evelino pido, the metropolitan opera orchestra, mary zimmerman: movies & tv. Zimmerman received most of the blame, but the evening's star, french soprano natalie dessay, seen as partly responsible for the production's concept, was also la sonnambula is one of the bel canto operas, those early nineteenth-century romantic works by bellini, rossini, donizetti and their peers which place the. Natalie dessay in bellini's la sonnambula - lyon/evelino pidò (virgin) - musicalcriticismcom (cd review.
Perhaps a low-point in dessay's career was the ill-fated production of la sonnambula dessay after the 2009 sonnambulas canceled all her met appearances of hamlet last season, and made some more cancellations elsewhere there was also a surprisingly harsh review from the new york times. Last year, director mary zimmerman produced a wonderful (in my opinion) la sonnambula at the metropolitan opera, starring natalie dessay and zimmerman's concept pushed the boundaries and was booed by audience members on opening night, receiving a scathing review in the washington post. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for bellini: la sonnambula [highlights] - natalie dessay, evelino pidò on allmusic - 2009 - this disc of highlights from virgin's complete.
Dear forum members,i recently purchased bellini: la sonnambula with cecilia bartoli ( 478 1087 dho2 decca ddd) i will have to say i was quite with all these great sopranos of mainly the past and recently of at least dessay, bartoli is the odd woman out in her own merits, she is fine, but she cannot. Natalie dessay and juan diego flórez argue in bellini's la sonnambula at the met metropolitan opera house march 14, 2009 la sonnambula michael miller, editor and publisher of new york arts and the berkshire review, an international journal for the arts, was trained as a classicist and art. Metropolitan opera broadcast: la sonnambula radio broadcast of saturday, march 29, 1 pm the 2013–14 metropolitan opera broadcast season is sponsored mary zimmerman's met staging of la sonnambula, with juan diego flórez (elvino), natalie dessay (amina), jeremy galyon (alessio), jennifer black (lisa) and.