One of the many great things about the Met HD performances is that of the 10 operas that I have seen or will see this season, 6 of them I have seen for the first time. For the first five, I knew or read something about them ahead of time, but I purposely did not do this for La Sonnambula. When the curtain went up for Act I yesterday, all I knew was from the trailer shown at previous Met HDs: it was by Bellini, it starred Natalie Dessay, and she walked in her sleep. I didn’t even know if the ending would be tragic or happy. Continue reading
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