La Sonnambula - Royal Opera House

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Venue Information
Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street

Seating Plan


(3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

La Sonnambula

This November will see the return of “La Sonnambula” to the stage of the Royal Opera House and it is here that director Marco Arturo Marelli (who also acts as costume, lighting and set designer for the performances) will bring new life to Bellini’s classic piece. It will be the latest opportunity for audiences to witness the production since it was first brought to the stage almost two centuries ago. So when opera tickets become available it is likely that plenty of London theatre fans will be heading to the Royal Opera House to witness this acclaimed show unfold.

“La Sonnambula” was composed by Vincenzo Bellini with a libretto by Felice Romani and when it was first performed in 1831 it become a huge hit. It takes audiences to an alpine location where we meet the character of Amina who is finds herself in hot water after a case of sleepwalking. Meanwhile, her fiancé Elvino is attempting to prove that he is worthy of taking her hand in marriage. A romantic story, it has been seen regularly since its premiere in Milan in March 1831, with a London premiere at the King’s Theatre in July of the same year and plenty of other performances over the last two centuries.

This production is set to feature the acclaimed direction of Marco Arturo Marelli who will lend his eyes to various areas of the production, from costumes to lighting and the sets, and this will lend it his unique touch. He has worked alongside some of the best names in the field and brought new life to previously little-known opera during his career, whilst also visiting some of the most famous work around – from “Don Giovanni” to “Tristan und Isolde”. Such work has been seen on numerous stages across Europe and this has given him a lasting reputation.

In addition to his direction, “La Sonnambula” will feature Daniel Oren as conductor with Amina portrayed by Eglise Gutiérrez and Elvino portrayed by Celso Albelo. Other cast members will include Elena Xanthoudakis, Christopher Stamboglis, Michele Pertusi, Elizabeth Sikora and Jihoon Kim§.

“La Sonnambula”, which appears in the same season as shows such as “La Traviata”, runs at the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 2nd November 2011 to Friday 18th November 2011.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 2nd November 2011
Booking Until: Friday, 18th November 2011
Evenings: 7.30pm
Show Status: production_closed
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