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NormaNew production

La Monnaie | De Munt: Grand Hall5, Place de la Monnaie, Brussels, Brussels Capital, 1000, Belgium
Dates/times in Brussels time zone
Sunday 12 December 202115:00
Tuesday 14 December 202119:30
Thursday 16 December 202119:30
Sunday 19 December 202115:00
Tuesday 21 December 202119:30
Thursday 23 December 202119:30
Sunday 26 December 202115:00
Wednesday 29 December 202119:30
Friday 31 December 202118:00
La Monnaie | De Munt
Sesto QuatriniConductor
Christophe CoppensDirector, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Peter van PraetLighting Designer
Davinia RodríguezSopranoNorma
Raffaella LupinacciMezzo-sopranoAdalgisa
Enea ScalaTenorPollione
Cristina MelisMezzo-sopranoClotilde
Loïc FelixTenorFlavio
Michele PertusiBassOroveso
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
La Monnaie Chorus
Jordi BlanchChoirmaster / chorus director
La Monnaie Choral Academy
Benoît GiauxChoirmaster / chorus director

"Opera, through singing, must make one weep, shudder, die." - Vincenzo Bellini

For Vincenzo Bellini, a good libretto is one that contains ‘thrilling situations’ and verses that ‘portray the passions in the most vivid way’. That aesthetic shines through in his masterpiece, Norma, the eighth of the ten operas he composed during his short life, which is now one of the most popular in the bel canto repertoire. Aside from the famous aria ‘Casta diva’, which captures the heart and the imagination, this score with its exquisite cantilenas and music steeped in passion also relates a drama about fundamentalist obstinance, hatred, and revenge. In this production, directed by Christophe Coppens, Norma’s secret double life, full of deeply human love and jealousy, and her struggle with a narrow-minded and oppressive society will prove more relevant today than ever. In his debut at La Monnaie, the conductor Sesto Quatrini will lead a true bel canto cast, which includes Davinia Rodriguez and Enea Scala, in an intensely passionate performance.

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