Met Opera, Bellini: Norma

Runs Sep 25Dec 16, 2017

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful husband, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Creators

Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835) was a Sicilian composer whose greatest gift was his extraordinary understanding of the human voice. His meteoric career was cut short by his death at the age of 33, shortly after his opera I Puritani triumphed in its Parisian premiere. Felice Romani (1788–1865) was the official librettist of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. A frequent collaborator of Bellini, he worked with the composer on six operas, and also wrote the libretti for Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Anna Bolena, among many other works.

Production Sir David McVicar

Set Designer Robert Jones

Costume Designer Moritz Junge

Lighting Designer Paule Constable

 

Comments (note: ad-blockers may disrupt this functionality)

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Navigation

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend