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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.
Chorus master Norberto Mola.


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