BELLINI, V.: Norma (DNO, 2005)

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Norma
Libretto/Text Author: Romani, Felice

Clotilde: Steiger, Anna
Pollione: Smith, Hugh

Set/Stage Designer: Leiacker, Johannes
Costume Designer: Jorge, Jara
Lighting Designer: Cunningham, Davy
Stage Director: Joosten, Guy
Television Director: Vermeiren, Misjel

Date of Production: 2005
Venue: Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Playing Time: 03:07:00
Catalogue Number: OA0959D
UPC: 809478009597

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Synopsis

In Guy Joosten's ingenious production of Bellini's masterpiece, Norma is about more than just beautiful singing. It becomes a layered, timeless drama in which Norma is the archetypal successful woman struggling to retain her dominant but vulnerable position. Hasmik Papian's lyrical and intense interpretation of the title role accentuates the striking similarity between a Druid high priestess and a modern opera diva. Conductor Julian Reynolds guides the brilliant cast, choir and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra to great heights, providing a refreshing new take on the chef d'oeuvre of bel canto.

Bonus features:
- Introduction to Norma, including interviews with principal members of the cast and artistic team.
- Illustrated Synopsis

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