Opera Japonica: Maria Nockin’s Letter from America

Summer in Santa Fe
The most difficult tickets to obtain at Santa Fe this summer were for Vincenzo Bellini’s seldom performed opera, La sonnambula. It was a great pleasure to hear the sumptuous long melodies of this lyrical work, which was written in the same year as the composer’s more famous Norma, even if it does not have the latter’s forceful rhythmic intensity.
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