Pratt vocalises the put-upon heroine with skill and beauty...[Mukeria] clealy knows his way well round Elvino's far from easy notes, and sounds suitably Romantic. [Parodi] is wholly convincing in voice and action. [Ferro], an experienced and classy conductor of this repertoire, is on terrific form, as is his orchestra...Morassi's direction has the advantage of taking the piece seriously.
Bellini: La Sonnambula
Giovanni Battista Parodi (Rodolfo), Julie Mellor (Teresa), Jessica Pratt (Amina), Shalva Mukeria (Elvino)
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice, Gabriele Ferro
Staged by Bepi Morassi
La Sonnambula is Bellini's first masterpiece, which brought him great fame.
The exceptional singer Jessica Pratt's schedule has included performances at the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Opernhaus Zürich, Covent Garden, working with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kent Nagano, Sir Colin Davis and Christian Thielemann.
Bepi Morassi´s staging was described by the prestigious daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “a spirited and witty new production.”