Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
From 22/04/2008 in Ghent - from 24/04/2008 in Antwerp
- Musical direction: Rani Calderon
- Amina: Annick Massis
- Elvino: Colin Lee
- Rodolfo: Giorgio Giuseppini
- Teresa: Susannah Self
- Alessio: Nanco De Vries
Following Norma and Il Pirata, Flanders Opera presents a third key work by Vincenzo Bellini, grandmaster of the Italian belcanto. Again La Sonnambula is a work with divinely long melodies and in that way a grandiose ode to Italian singing.
The outsider Otello, a successful army general, gets married in secret to his great love Desdemona. Her father categorically disapproves of their relationship. Rodrigo,...
Oppressed by an impotent, rich spouse and an authoritarian father-in-law, Katerina Ismailova chooses to embark on a passionate love affair. Because of her hopeless...
Bluebeard’s Castle/Winterreise is a unique combination of two great classical works, whose central theme is human loneliness. In Bartók’s only opera, the...
Not one of the 2065 women who cross his path is capable of resisting Don Giovanni. Conscious of his limited time on earth, the...