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Norma - Liceu

Vincenzo Bellini
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Opera
2h 55m
Italian
FULL HD
Spanish , English
Production

Norma (1831), with a libretto by Felice Romani, Bellini's regular collaborator, is based on Alexandre Soumet's tragedy Norma ou L'Infanticide, which had been successfully performed in Paris shortly before. It is an update, in a romantic key, of certain themes from the classical tradition, such as the priestess who breaks her vows for love (Spontini's La Vestale, 1807) and infanticide as revenge (Cherubini's Medea, 1797). The setting in the world of the Druids of Gaul and the love affair of a priestess with a Roman soldier are reminiscent of an episode from Chateaubriand's Les Martyrs (1809).

 

The action is concentrated in the unity of time required by classical theatre, and the traditional forms of Italian melodrama are integrated into a large collective picture. The figure of Norma, of great psychological complexity, rises above all, with an unprecedented melodic beauty.

 

Teresa Lloret, philologist

Lyrical tragedy in two acts

 

Music by Vincenzo Bellini

Libretto by Felice Romani, based on the tragedy Norma, ou l'infanticide, by Alexandre Soumet

Coproduction of the Gran Teatre del Liceu with the Canadian Opera Company, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and the San Francisco Opera

Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu

 

Artistic team


Conductor | Renato Palumbo

Stage director | Kevin Newbury

Revival | R. B. Schlather

Set designer | David Korins

Costumes designer | Jessica Jahn

Lighting designer | D. M. Wood

Assistant to the stage director | Albert Estany

Assistant to the set designer | Amanda Sthephens

Chorus master | Peter Burian

Concert master | Liviu Morna

Assistant to the conductor | Gueràssim Voronkov

 

Cast


Pollione | Gregory Kunde

Oroveso | Raymond Aceto

Norma | Sondra Radvanovsky

Adalgisa | Ekaterina Gubanova

Clotilde | Ana Puche

Flavio | Francisco Vas

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