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Getting ready to hunker down for winter? So is Alexa Petrenko, with “La Sonnambula”

Getting ready to hunker down for winter? So is Alexa Petrenko, with “La Sonnambula” featured image

Here are the details for this week’s November 3, 2018 edition of “Sunday Night at the Opera”, in the words of host Alexa Petrenko:

“As the days get shorter and the hibernation response sets in, I thought I’d play you this favourite Italian bel canto masterpiece by Vincenzo Bellini, ‘La Sonnambula’, or ‘The sleepwalker’. With arias considered by some critics, (no doubt suffering from seasonal affective disorder) as being ‘too beautiful’, it’s the age old story of misled jealousy, caused in this case when the heroine Adina, sung by Cecilia Bartoli, climbs into the wrong bed while sleepwalking …”

Sunday Night at the Opera airs at 9 PM on The New Classical FM.

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