Bellini’s Norma

Event: Bellini’s Norma
Date: October 7, 2017, 12:55 pm
Run Time: 3 hours 4 minutes
Ticket Info: Tickets available at the door and online

Tickets for Normaper adult • $22.00 online

Tickets for Normaper student • $11.00 online


Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1831.
This opera is an extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power. It examines an ageless and archetypal situation: a powerful woman compromises her ideals for love, only to find herself betrayed by her lover. But equally gripping is her relationship with the younger woman who is the new object of her former lover’s attention and in whom Norma sees both a rival and a second self. The title role demands dramatic vocal power combined with the agility and technique of a coloratura singer. It is a daunting challenge that few can rise to: those who have are part of operatic lore.

Notes by Zeke Hecker