Making-of »La sonnambula« (1)

Talk with Rolando Villazón

In his production of Vincenzo Bellini’s multifaceted masterpiece, Rolando Villazón will once again demonstrate to Semperoper audiences his talent for bringing to operatic works profound psychological insights and emotional nuances that reflect our current social ills. In the upcoming production, Villazón spotlights the lurking resentments of a close-knit farming community, whose staunch conservatism is a source of superstition and repression. The eerily beautiful love story about the sleepwalking Amina and her jealous lover Elvino is, at heart, the tale of a spirited woman’s struggle to break free of the constraints of a hidebound society to determine the course of her life.

Premiere 19. März 2023

La sonnambula

Vincenzo Bellini