La sonnambula - Vincenzo Bellini

Staged September-October, 2016

This was another extremely impressive production by Operantics, dazzlingly sung...a terrific showcase of wonderful young opera talent.
— Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide
 

Synopsis

In an idyllic mountain village, the villagers are preparing the wedding celebrations for Amina and Elvino. But complications arise with the arrival of a mysterious stranger, and Lisa, Elvino's spurned former lover, scheming in the background. 

When Amina is discovered in the bedchamber of the visiting nobleman the next morning, protesting her innocence, the village is turned upside down. Can she prove her innocence?

 

Cast

Amina - Joelene Griffith

Elvino - Michael Butchard

Count Rodolfo - Christopher Nazarian

Teresa - Jermaine Chau

Lisa - Katie Miller-Crispe & Jessica Harper

Alessio - Christopher Curcuruto

A Notary - Daniel Folesi

 

The Villagers

Stephanie Jones

Mikayla Tate

Joann Balasuriya

Charlotte Campbell

Michael Handy

Bryan Tabada

Gerard Atkinson

 

Production Team

 

Conductor - Keiren Brandt-Sawdy
Director - Ian Warwick
Producer - Katie Miller-Crispe
Piano - Nathaniel Kong
Production Assistant - Emily Stuart-Jones
Projection Design - Emily Stuart-Jones
Costume Design - Victoria Parsons
Production Photography - John Kilkeary
Surtitle Operator - Tristan Entwistle
Covers - Jessica Harper (Amina), Bryan Tabada (Notary)

Sydney’s relatively new, fledgling opera company, Operantics, presents this beautiful work with heart, humour and magnificent singing.
— Jade Kops, BroadwayWorld
 

 

With Thanks To

Livia Brash, Holly Champion, Paul Chegwidden, Rosa Doric, John Kilkeary, Laura Scandizzo, Tim Walsh, Opera Australia, Opera Hunter Inc, St Stephen's Uniting Church