La Sonnambula will prima at the Wiener Staatsoper on the evening of December 12th for a run of four performances. Global readers will recognise the photograph above, as it is the production designed for Miss Dessay, and has been subsequently offered in theatres around Europe. In this tournee, COMMANDOpera is pleased to find Miss Albina Shagimratova as Amina, whom we dearly would have wished to hear live in this role. Mr. Celso Albelo is Elvino, and Mr. Michele Pertusi is Rodolfo. Mr. Evelino Pido is on the podium.
COMMANDOpera offers as a side note, the Vienna season has been noticeably reduced in performances. European houses, particularly in Italy are under a great deal of duress, and it would appear ‘Northern’ theatres are equally cautious for 2012-2013.