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BELLINI, V.: Sonnambula (La) (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2004) (NTSC)


BELLINI, V.: Sonnambula (La) (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2004) (NTSC)

Vincenzo Bellini
La Sonnambula

Eva Mei
Jose Bros, Giacomo Prestia

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,
Daniel Oren

Picture Format: 16:9, 1 DVD
Sound Format:
LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time:
138 mins
Region Code: NTSC All
Subtitle Languages:
GB, F, D, I, E
Recording Date:
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, 2004
Territory: Worldwide


  • TDK presents a remarkable 2004 staging of one of Bellini’s opera masterpieces on DVD with much celebrated coloratura soprano Eva Mei in one of her best roles as Amina, the sleep-walking heroine, alongside Catalan tenor Jose Bros, a renowned Bellini specialist.
  • This performance at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2004 is lead by the superb opera conductor, Daniel Oren, who has a long alliance with Italian opera houses and regularly conducts at the Arena di Verona.
  • The filming of the production draws close to the characters thus bringing the emotional aspect of this opera and the excellent acting to the undisturbed attention of the viewer.
"[Mei’s] voice ¡K is delightfully pure, bright without glare and pointed without being needly-sharp. ¡K Accomplishments of graceful fioriture, including the trill (which Italians have often neglected), and an ease of movement throughout the range add to the attractions of, it would seem, a modestly disposed artist not over-intent upon stamping her personality on these songs or of obtaining effects beyond their apparent scope."-- The Gramophone

Bellini, Vincenzo

Romani, Felice

Oren, Daniel

Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra

Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Chorus

Bertagnolli, Gemma; Bros, Jose; Curiel, Nicoletta; Gambi, Saverio; Mei, Eva; Prestia, Giacomo; Turco, Enrico


Genre: Opera

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: DVWW-OPSON

Barcode: 824121001063

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Physical Release: 10/2005

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