Opera HD: Norma
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Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 7:30pm
Expected Run Time is 182 minutes
tickets
$24;
$21 Members
$23 Seniors
$21 (30 and under with I.D.)

Each ticket subject to a $5 service fee.
overview



“If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of”. That is what Richard Wagner said about Vincenzo Bellini’s most famous opera, which he considered to be the most perfect example of a musical tragedy. And rightly so, because in Norma Italian Romanticism reached its pinnacle.This production, by American stage director Kevin Newbury, stresses the ritual aspects of the drama. In Roman-dominated Gaul, the high priestess Norma has broken her vow of chastity by entering a relationship with the Roman pro-consul Pollione and the birth of their two children has been kept secret. But when she discovers she has a rival, jealousy sets in.Norma is a classical heroine, passionate and revengeful, and her dilemma provides the starting point for the most successful work by the last and greatest composer of bel canto. This production by Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona stars Sondra Radvanovsky.