Vienna State Opera HD Preview 2016-17: Juan Diego Flórez, Daniela Fally & Luca Pisaroni Star in ‘La Sonnambula’

By David Salazar

On Friday, Jan. 13, international audiences will get a chance to check out some of the world’s greatest singers perform Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” live from the Vienna State Opera as part of the company’s live stream offerings.

The performance, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. local time (that’s 1:30 p.m. for people on the East Coast in the U.S. and 10:30 a.m. for those on the Pacific Coast) will feature Juan Diego Flórez, Luca Pisaroni and Daniela Fally in the melodic gem by the Italian composer.

Flórez is one of the renowned Elvino’s of modern times, taking on the role in numerous theaters across the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera and at the Liceu in Barcelona.

Fally, last week’s Artist of the Week here at OperaWire, is more renowned for the German works she has sung over her career, but she gets a chance to showcase her talents on a bigger stage in one of the most difficult roles in all of the repertoire as the sleepwalking heroine Amina.

Pisaroni, who has won worldwide acclaim for his work in Mozart’s tow titan operas, “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Don Giovanni,” will get a chance to perform as the mysterious Count Rodolfo.

Guillermo García Calvo conducts a production by Marco Arturo Marelli.

Tickets start at 14 euros (approximately $14.83) and can be purchased right off the Vienna State Opera’s streaming website. There are options for monthly subscriptions to future performances on the service depending on users’ preference for experience opera from the comfort of their homes.