Catriona Young presents the Thursday Opera Matinee: Bellini's La Sonnambula, recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2011. Young Amina is about to marry Elvino, but her plans are disrupted when a stranger, Count Rodolfo arrives and provokes Elvino's jealousy. Later that night when Amina sleepwalks towards Rodolfo, Elvino assumes she's been unfaithful to him. In Bellini's tune-packed opera, Eglise Gutierrez sings the unfortunate sleepwalking Amina and Celso Albelo her doubting lover.
Lisa - Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano)
Amina - Eglise Gutierrez (Soprano)
Teresa - Elizabeth Sikora (Mezzo-soprano)
Elvino - Celso Albelo (Tenor)
Count Rodolfo - Michele Pertusi (Baritone)
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Daniel Oren (conductor).