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La Sonnambula

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
5 May 2017

Glittering star soprano Jessica Pratt continues her close association with Victorian Opera in a concert staging of Bellini’s beloved bel canto opera, La Sonnambula.

On the eve of her wedding, Amina sleepwalks into the bedroom of another man. Upon discovering her mistaken infidelity, her fiancé Elvino cancels their wedding before Amina’s innocence is revealed in a joyous happy ending.

Pratt (Amina) is reunited with Colombian tenor Carlos E. Bárcenas (Elvino) following their acclaimed performance in Victorian Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. National treasure Greta Bradman makes her company debut as the meddling innkeeper, Lisa, and in his first Australian appearance, grand Italian basso cantante Paolo Pecchioli joins the cast as ‘the other man’, Count Rodolfo.

Following Victorian Opera’s sublime concert stagings of Bellini’s Norma and i Puritani, audiences can now delight in the composer’s 1831 triumph La Sonnambula

Composer Vincenzo Bellini
Librettist Felice Romani


Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Friday 5 May 7:30pm

The concert runs for approximately 3 hours with one twenty minute interval.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Patrons’ Behind the Scenes 27 April

Cast & Crew

Creative Team

Conductor Richard Mills


Amina Jessica Pratt
Count Rodolfo Paolo Pecchioli
Lisa Greta Bradman
Elvino Carlos E. Bàrcenas
Teresa Roxane Hislop


Orchestra Victoria



“★★★★★ Jessica Pratt could bring the house down in her sleep.”

“Future bel canto presentations from Victorian Opera are highly recommended, especially if we are lucky enough to have Pratt back in Australia again.”

“Victorian Opera's annual concert opera presentations have become a highlight of Melbourne's opera scene. After La Sonnambula was over, I was shaking with excitement, my pulse certainly racing.”