La Scala Milan

The Operas of Vincenzo Bellini

Bel canto is Italian for ‘beautiful singing’ or ‘beautiful song’, and Vincenzo Bellini was the grand master of this wonderfully melodic style of opera.
Neil Kirkman

The Director’s Cut

Director Neil Kirkman takes on the challenge of this year’s major Bath Opera production of Bellini’s La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker). We find out more about Neil’s vision for bringing opera alive through innovative stagecraft and design…
Isobel Buchanan

Gala Night with Isobel Buchanan

Saturday night is Gala Night at the opera. That’s when guests with gala tickets can enjoy Bellini cocktails and canapés together with a talk from Bath Opera’s Honorary Patron, Isobel Buchanan…
Bellini Cocktail

Why you need a Bellini Cocktail this New Year

What better way to welcome in the New Year than with a Bellini Cocktail - all the more appropriate as 2019 sees the much anticipated Bath Opera production of one of Bellini's best loved operas…

The Swan of Catania

Vincenzo Bellini was on track to be one of the greatest composers of opera in musical history. Yet his work came to an abrupt and tragic end at the age of just 33…

A Fresh New Look for Bath Opera

Welcome to a fresh new look from Bath Opera as we approach our next exciting production with Bellini's fabulous opera La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker). With a feast of beautiful melodies, vocal fireworks and a hilarious plot this is sure to be…

About 'La Sonnambula': Who is the Sleepwalker?

Bellini was noted for his mastery of the ‘Bel canto’ style … literally ‘beautiful singing’ and La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) shows off that skill perfectly.