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Venera Gimadieva (Amina) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Venera Gimadieva's dark coloratura impresses in Deutsche Oper Berlin's Sonnambula

By , 26 January 2019
****1
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Carmen Giannattasio (Norma) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Clash of religions, ardent spirits: Bellini’s Norma in Munich

By , 12 January 2019
****1
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Marily Santoro (Norma) © Antonio Sollazzo
Reggio Calabria

A convincing Norma at the Teatro Francesco Cilea, Reggio Calabria

By , 02 November 2018
***11
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Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee © Ronald Knapp
Amsterdam

Brownlee and Spyres at the Concertgebouw: so much more than vocal jousting

By , 31 October 2018
****1
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Pretty Yende (Elvira) © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Vocal sparkle but a dull staging in the Liceu's Puritani

By , 11 October 2018
****1
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Sonya Yoncheva (Imogene) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Sonya Yoncheva triumphs in Il pirata at La Scala

By , 29 June 2018
****1
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Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Guido Pijper
Rotterdam

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says au revoir to Rotterdam

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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Hrachuhí Bassénz (Norma) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

By , 20 January 2018
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Jamie Barton (Adalgisa) and Angela Meade (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

By , 05 December 2017
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

By , 25 September 2017
****1
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Aleksandar Marković © Vladimir Miloradovic
Amsterdam

Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 July 2017
**111
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Angela Meade © Gabe Palacio
Katonah

Bellini's Il pirata docks at Caramoor

By , 08 July 2017
***11
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Catriona Morison © BBC Wales (B Tarr)
Cardiff

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

By , 18 June 2017
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Irina Churilova (Norma) © Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

Mother of all bel canto: Florentine Klepper’s Norma self destructs in Graz

By , 06 May 2017
***11
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Ivan Magrì © Jonathan Rose
London

Rich pickings from Ivan Magrì's Rosenblatt Recital

By , 03 April 2017
****1
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Anthony Manoli and Sondra Radvanovsky © Jonathan Rose
London

Star quality: Sondra Radvanovsky's Rosenblatt debut

By , 16 March 2017
****1
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Javier Camarena (Arturo) and Pretty Yende (Elvira) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Pretty Yende + Javier Camarena = pretty spectacular Puritani duo

By , 14 February 2017
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

In new Norma, bel canto in the Iron Age

By , 28 January 2017
**111
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Karine Deshayes (Adalgisa) and Gregory Kunde (Pollione) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Warrior druidess: Norma as Games of Thrones at Teatro Real

By , 23 October 2016
***11
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Eleanora Buratto © Jonathan Rose
London

Buttered Tosti: Eleonora Buratto's Rosenblatt Recital at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 October 2016
***11
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Sonya Yoncheva (Norma) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Burning like fire: Sonya Yoncheva's Norma scorches Covent Garden

By , 12 September 2016
****1
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Rebeca Olvera (Adalgisa) and Cecilia Bartoli (Norma) © Hans-Jörg Michel
Edinburgh

“Hell hath no fury": Cecilia Bartoli in Norma at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 05 August 2016
****1
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The chorus of Druids © Alfredo Tabocchini | Macerata Opera Festival
Macerata

Bel canto bliss: Norma at the Macerata Opera Festival

By , 23 July 2016
***11
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Stephanie Marshall (Romeo) and Sarah-Jane Brandon (Giulietta) © Robert Workman
Buxton

Knives out in Verona: a fine I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Buxton Festival

By , 09 July 2016
****1
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Pretty Yende (Elvira) and Michele Pertusi (Giorgio) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

An alignment of love and madness: Bellini’s I puritani in Zurich

By , 29 June 2016
****1
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Giulio Zappa and Mariella Devia at Wigmore Hall © Jonathan Rose
London

Bel canto brilliance: Mariella Devia's Rosenblatt Recital at Wigmore Hall

By , 14 June 2016
****1
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Szilvia Vörös and Klára Kolonits © Attila Nagy
Budapest

Dazzling performances from the star-cross'd lovers: Capuleti e i Montecchi in Budapest

By , 23 May 2016
***11
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Enea Scala and Daniela Barcellona © Russell Duncan
London

Where Bellini started: Opera Rara's Adelson e Salvini

By , 11 May 2016
***11
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Edita Gruberová as Norma © Bettina Stöss
Berlin

Imperfect but sublime: Norma thrills at Deutsche Oper

By , 07 May 2016
****1
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Javier Camarena
London

Brawn and brains: Javier Camarena dazzles at the Wigmore Hall

By , 14 April 2016
*****
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Ekaterina Siurina and Luis Gomes © Jonathan Rose
London

Rosenblatt strikes again: Luis Gomes and Ekaterina Siurina at Wigmore Hall

By , 16 March 2016
****1
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Mariella Devia (Norma) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A Norma of total beauty triumphs in Naples

By , 28 February 2016
*****
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Marjorie Owens (Norma) © Alastair Muir | ENO
London

Sparkling Bellini: ENO tackles its first Norma

By , 17 February 2016
****1
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London

Fireworks amidst the winter colds: Cecilia Bartoli and Rolando Villazón at the Barbican

By , 18 December 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

Bartoli and Villazón’s festive bel canto concert at the Concertgebouw

By , 14 December 2015
***11
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Angela Meade (Norma) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Worth the price of admission: Angela Meade shines in LA Opera's Norma

By , 21 November 2015
***11
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Leo Nucci © Jonathan Rose
London

Still reigning: Leo Nucci’s masterly Rosenblatt Recital

By , 13 October 2015
****1
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Tiler Peck and Bill Irving © Julieta Cervantes
New York City

Falling for Dance All Over Again: City Center's Program V

By , 10 October 2015
****1
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Rebeca Olvera (Adalgisa) and Cecilia Bartoli (Norma) © Hans Jörg Michel
Zürich

Love, loyalty and treason exposed: Bellini’s Norma in Zurich

By , 10 October 2015
*****
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Aleš Briscein as Pollione, Marie Fajtová as Norma © Patrik Borecký
Prague

A timely, and timeless, Norma in Prague

By , 02 October 2015
****1
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Rosa Feola (Elvira) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Rosa Feola shines in Welsh National Opera's I puritani

By , 11 September 2015
***11
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Lise Davidsen, Plácido Domingo and Ioan Hotea © Alastair Muir
London

One-shot saloon: Operalia 2015 a triumph for the ladies

By , 19 July 2015
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Maria Agresta (Norma) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

Teatro Regio joins Expo’s cultural wave with a flavourless Norma

By , 17 July 2015
**111
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Jessica Pratt © Luis Condrò
Melbourne

Pratt and Albelo a dream bel canto partnership in I puritani in Melbourne

By , 02 July 2015
****1
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Olga Kulchynska (Giulietta) and Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

I Capuleti e I Montecchi: the reinvention of a tragic tale

By , 21 June 2015
***11
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Norma at Bayerisches Staatsoper © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Norma in Munich: dramatically solid but musically uninspiring

By , 13 June 2015
**111
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Amsterdam

Juan Diego Flórez and Pretty Yende wow the Amsterdam public

By , 19 May 2015
****1
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Turin

A sombre mis-en-scene for Bellini's I puritani in Turin

By , 19 April 2015
****1
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New York City

Stella di drammaticità: Joyce DiDonato stars in bel canto standards and rarities

By , 18 March 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Omo Bello’s sweet songs of love at the Concertgebouw

By , 18 March 2015
***11
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