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Opera Explained: BELLINI - La sonnambula (Smillie)

- 1 CD with 12-page booklet
- ISBN: 978-1-84379-102-7


La sonnambula was written by Bellini as a vehicle for two of the supreme singers of his age and accordingly is a fine example of the school we call bel canto, where beauty of voice and the virtuosity of the singers is integral to conveying the emotions in the soul of the composer. The fact that Bellini was one of the great melodists, writing long, beautiful vocal lines, that he was a master orchestrator and that he could write stirringly for the chorus all conspire to make La sonnambula an extremely enjoyable example of Italian opera in its prime.


Bellini, Vincenzo

  An Introduction to … BELLINI La sonnambula
1.   Play with flash player Background: Introduction 00:05:09
2.   Play with flash player Background: Rossini and Donizetti 00:05:44
3.   Play with flash player Background: Bellini: his life and other operas 00:06:09
4.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: The plot and bel canto 00:03:30
5.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Prelude and Lisa's cavatina 00:05:54
6.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Amina's entrance 00:05:14
7.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Amina and Elvino's love duet 00:06:35
8.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Enter Count Rodolfo 00:05:50
9.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Exit Count Rodolfo, and other love duet 00:04:13
10.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Lisa's visit and Amina's sleepwalking 00:07:15
11.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Broken - hearted Elvino 00:05:11
12.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Elvino still feels betrayed 00:05:08
13.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: Plot revelations 00:04:46
14.   Play with flash player La sonnambula: The 'mad' scene 00:08:14

Total Playing Time: 01:18:52






Composer(s):
Bellini, Vincenzo

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.558175

Barcode: 0636943817520

Release Date: 11/2008

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