Opera

La sonnambula

Vincenzo Bellini

15 Dec, 22 - 06 Jan, 23

Musical Conductor: Maurizio Benini | Stage Director: Bárbara Lluch | Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

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15 Dec 22

Premiere

06 Jan 23

Last performance

13

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Long before verismo adopted the theme of feminine infidelity from realist perspectives charged with testosterone - and inclined to exhibitions of resounding high notes for tenors - Bellini addressed what was then a prickly taboo with respect and dramatic delicacy, and an almost dreamlike vocal score. Set in the Swiss Alps, this semiseria opera confronts the people of these idyllic surroundings - idealized by the romantics in Guillaume Tell, La Fille du Régiment or Giselle - with their own meanness, cast into a vacuum of distrust and exclusion due to the treacherous shadow of nasty suspicion. The sleepwalking of the main character is a necessary jolt to awaken everyone from a collective nightmare. At the same time, it provides a decisive moment for a poetic score which would become one of the most long lasting and enduring icons of belcanto.

This new production by Bárbara Lluch, a talented young Spanish director who was based in London for a decade but who has already presented Le cinesi (2017), La casa de Bernarda de Alba (2018) and La del manojo de rosas (2021) in Madrid. From what we can ascertain, this will be La Sonnambula with a lucid touch of modernity and feminism.


Melodramma in two acts

Music by Vicenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)

Libretto by Felice Romani, based on the Ballet Pantomine La Sonnambula, ou l'arrivée d'un noveau seigneur by Eugène Scribe 

Premiere al the Teatro Cercano, MIlan, 6 March 1850

Premiere at the Teatro Real, 10 December 1850

New production by the Teatro Real in coproduction with the New National Theatre Tokyo, Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona and the Teatro Massimo of Palermo


Artistic team

Musical Conductor | Maurizio Benini

Stage Director | Bárbara Lluch

Stage Designer | Christof Hetzer

Costume Designer | Clara Peluffo 

Choreographer | Iratxe Ansa 

Lighting Designer | Urs Schönebaum

Chorus Director | Andrés Máspero 


Cast

Lisa | Rocío Pérez - 15, 18, 23, 26, 29 dic; 2, 4 ene

          Serena Sáenz - 16, 19, 27, 30 dic; 3, 6 ene

Alessio | Isaac Galán

Amina | Nadine Sierra - 15, 18, 23, 26, 29 dic; 2, 4 ene

              Jessica Pratt - 16, 19, 27, 30 dic; 3, 6 ene

Teresa | Monica Bacelli - 15, 18, 23, 26, 29 dic; 2, 4 ene

             Gemma Coma-Alabert - 16, 19, 27, 30 dic; 3, 6 ene

Notary | Gerardo López

Elvino | Xabier Anduaga - 15, 18, 26, 29 dic; 2, 4 ene

             Lawrence Brownlee - 16, 27 dic; 6 ene

             Francesco Demuro - 19, 23, 30 dic; 3 ene

Count Rodolfo | Roberto Tagliavini - 15, 18, 23, 26, 29 dic; 2, 4 ene

                              Fernando Radó - 16, 19, 27, 30 dic; 3, 6 ene

Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

 

Releases

Protector Friend

26 September

2022

Collaborating and Benefactor Friend

27 September

2022

Friends of Teatro Real

28 September

2022

Subscribers

29 September

2022

Tickets on sale

30 September

2022

Performances

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15 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets E

16 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets G

18 December 2022

18:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets X

19 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets A

23 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets B

26 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets F

27 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets C

29 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets Y

30 December 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets W

02 January 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets V

03 January 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets H

04 January 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets D

06 January 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets Z

Parallel activities

Enfoques

What's OnGayarre Hall

Ponemos el foco sobre la producción de La Sonnambula con algunos de sus protagonistas. 

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December

2022

20:15

Charla y concierto

What's OnBiblioteca Musical Victor Espinos (Conde Duque)

La sonnambula por free style.  
Textos de la obra de Bellini cantados y recitados en estilo libre urbano | Diciembre 

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Encuentro

What's OnInstituto Cervantes. Sede Central

Encuentro con Bárbara Lluch

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Visita Guiada

What's OnMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid

Nuevos senderos del MAC | dICIEMBRE

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Charla

What's OnMuseo del Romanticismo

Charla sobre el mundo del espiritismo y las pseudociencias en el siglo XIX | Dos sesiones en diciembre

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Conferencia

What's OnUniversidad Nebrija

La mujer, la belleza y el mal dormir | Diciembre - Enero

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