Bellini’s most famous work experienced a chaotic process of creation, suffering from cabals and jealousy. Nonetheless, “Norma” has gained renown thanks to the extremely high quality of its music and the flourishing bel canto that makes its vocal momentums and melodies the most appealing but also the most difficult. Whilst the famous Casta diva, the opening aria of Norma, has alone become a symbol of Italian opera, the many cavatina and cabaletta sprinkled throughout the score demand a rare amount of power, vocal range, suppleness and agility from the characters, such virtuosity guaranteeing thrills and a deeply moving work! This new production by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège will be one of the most unmissable events of the season.
DirectorDavide Garattini Raimondi
CastPatrizia Ciofi | Josè Maria Lo Monaco | Gregory Kunde | Gregory Kunde | Andrea Concetti | Réjane Soldano | Zeno Popescu
Number of actsOpera in 2 acts
Total running time160 min.
Sung inSung in Italian
Date of performance2017-10-28Share on Facebook