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Work: Norma

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ComposerBellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835)
PeriodRomantic
Year1831
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZürichNorma

Norma
Bellini: Norma
Fabio Luisi; Robert Wilson; Zurich Opera; Stephanie Engeln; Moidele Bickel; Michael Spyres; Maria Agresta

MunichNorma

Norma
Bellini: Norma
Andrea Battistoni; Jürgen Rose; Bavarian State Opera; Sonya Yoncheva; Angela Brower

NurembergNorma

Bellini: Norma
Bjorn Huestege; Stéphane Braunschweig; Staatstheater Nürnberg; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Johanne Saunier; Marion Hewlett

MannheimNorma

Bellini: Norma
Benjamin Reiners; Markus Bothe; Nationaltheater Mannheim; Matthew Toogood; Robert Schweer; Justina Klimczyk; Estelle Kruger

Frankfurt am MainNorma

Bellini: Norma
Giacomo Sagripanti; Christof Loy; Oper Frankfurt; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Ursula Renzenbrink; Elza van den Heever; Carmen Topciu
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Clash of religions, ardent spirits: Bellini’s Norma in Munich

Carmen Giannattasio (Norma) © Wilfried Hösl
While Bellini’s two-act opera Norma underscores the religious wars between the ancient Druids and Romans, it also highlights an emotive personal conflict that is veiled in deceit and cultural discrepancy.
****1
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A convincing Norma in Reggio Calabria

Marily Santoro (Norma) © Antonio Sollazzo
Despite some minor flaws, a well appreciated performance of Bellini's masterpiece. 
***11
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Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Norma) © Erik Berg
The first staging of Bellini's Norma in Oslo in over a century is unfortunately hampered by an irritating production, yet some glorious singing does much to rescue the show.
**111
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A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

Jamie Barton (Adalgisa) and Angela Meade (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The winter revival of the Met’s opening night Norma brought a new conductor and new stars in the main two female roles.
****1
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The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Sondra Radvanovsky scores a rousing success in the taxing title role of Bellini's masterpiece in New York.
****1
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