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La sonnambula

Thomson Smillie

La sonnambula was written by Bellini as a vehicle for two of the supreme singers of his age and accordingly is a fine example of the school we call bel canto, where beauty of voice and the virtuosity of the singers is integral to conveying the emotions in the soul of the composer. The fact that Bellini was one of the great melodists, writing long, beautiful vocal lines, that he was a master orchestrator and that he could write stirringly for the chorus all conspire to make La sonnambula an extremely enjoyable example of Italian opera in its prime.

La sonnambula was written by Bellini as a vehicle for two of the supreme singers of his age and accordingly is a fine example of the school we call bel canto, where beauty of voice and the virtuosity of the singers is integral to conveying the emotions in the soul of the composer. The fact that Bellini was one of the great melodists, writing long, beautiful vocal lines, that he was a master orchestrator and that he could write stirringly for the chorus all conspire to make La sonnambula an extremely enjoyable example of Italian opera in its prime.
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Genres:

Music

Description:

La sonnambula was written by Bellini as a vehicle for two of the supreme singers of his age and accordingly is a fine example of the school we call bel canto, where beauty of voice and the virtuosity of the singers is integral to conveying the emotions in the soul of the composer. The fact that Bellini was one of the great melodists, writing long, beautiful vocal lines, that he was a master orchestrator and that he could write stirringly for the chorus all conspire to make La sonnambula an extremely enjoyable example of Italian opera in its prime.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

1h 19m


Chapters

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03:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:15