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Saturday, November 7, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Bellini: Norma, November 7, 2015

  

Norma is an opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani. It was first produced at La Scala in Milan on December 26, 1831.

The opera is regarded as a leading example of the bel canto genre and a major soprano aria, Casta diva, in act 1, is one of the most famous of the nineteenth century. A notable Norma of the post-war period was Maria Callas who we will be hearing on the broadcast from 1961 with Franco Corelli. Tullio Serafin conducts.

La Scala presents NORMA.
Opera in four acts by Vincenzo Bellini.
Libretto by Felice Romani.
Based on the play by Alexandre Soumet.

Norma - MARIA CALLAS soprano.
Pollione - FRANCO CORELLI tenor.
Adalgisa - CHRISTA LUDWIG mezzo soprano.
Oroveso - NICOLA ZACCARIA bass.
Clotilde - EDDA VINCENZI soprano.
Flavio - PIERO DE PALMA tenor.

Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan.
TULLIO SERAFIN conductor.
Chorus master Norberto Mola.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10pm
Bellini: Norma: Overture - Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Tullio Serafin BUY La Scalla; Tullio Serafin, conductor
11:00pm
11:00pm
Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Act Three: Vieni!... Lasciami! ahime! (Barnaba, Cieca, Gioconda, Enzo, Alvise) BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor Jose Carreras / Caballe
11:20pm
Puccini: La Boheme Live 1951 MET BUY MET Opera; Fausto Cleva, conductor Bidu Sayao
11:34pm
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Voi lo sapete BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Mascagni
London/Decca 4758366
11:37pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:41pm
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba BUY Accademia di Santa Cecillia; Molinari-Pradelli, conductor Mario Del Monaco
London/Decca 4758366
11:45pm
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Mild und leise (Liebestod) BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Hans Knappertsbusch, conductor Birgit Nilsson
London/Decca 4758366

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