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Saturday, August 13, 2016 Permalink

At The Opera, Bellini: Norma, August 13, 2016

  

Norma is an opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani after The Infanticide by Alexandre Soumet. 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. Some notable Normas of the post-war period were Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, and Montserrat Caballé.

Cast:

Montserrat Caballe – Norma

Jon Vickers – Pollione

Adalgisa – Josephine Veasey

Oroveso – Agostino Ferrin

Conductor – Giuseppe Patane

Live in Torino 1974

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07pm
Vincenzo Bellini: Norma BUY Torino Opera; Giuseppe Patane, conductor
10:00pm
10:53pm
various: Tribute to Patrice Munsel various; various, conductor
11:00pm
11:31pm
various: Live From London 1958 BUY Mario Lanza
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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