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Cast of La Sonnambula

Cast of La Sonnambula

 Jonathan Khuner: Music Director for La Sonnambula  Jonathan Khuner returns to Island City Opera as Music Director for Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula. Jonathan Khuner is a well-known conductor in the San Francisco Bay area, where he has spent most of his...
Writing & Rewriting La Sonnambula

Writing & Rewriting La Sonnambula

The Sleepwalker Who Wasn’t There: Writing and Rewriting La sonnambula By Steven Kahn An old saw in the world of writing has it that “There is no writing—just rewriting”. Composer Vincenzo Bellini and librettist Felice Romani found this to be abundantly so in the...
La Sonnambula, March 2018

La Sonnambula, March 2018

Vincenzo Bellini was a young man, not yet 30, when he composed La Sonnambula in 1831.  He was certainly not a happy-go-lucky fellow when it came to choosing his operatic subject matter. His works were built around betrayal, backstabbing, heartbreak and graphic deaths....