The tragic heroine’s part has challenged the world’s greatest sopranos, which includes 20th century legends Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, and Montserrat Caballé, as effectively as some of today’s superstar divas, notably, Cecilia Bartoli. The part of Norma calls for exacting, versatile vocal manage, which includes the expression of beauty in tone as effectively as precision in bel canto ornamentation, whilst the emotional variety encompasses anguish more than conflicting individual and public responsibilities, each romantic and maternal adore, passionate jealousy, murderous intent, and tragic resignation.
The ROHM-Opéra de Rouen co-production functions the excellent Romanian soprano, Elena Mosuc as Norma, whilst Pollione is sung by the acclaimed Belgian tenor, Marc Laho, who is recognized to Muscat audiences most not too long ago for his overall performance in The Pearl Fishers, stated a press release. The stellar cast is completed by the award-wining Armenian soprano, Anna Kasyan in the part of Adalgisa, the young priestess with whom Pollione falls in adore.
Norma is regarded as to be 1 of the finest operas in the bel canto repertoire and several contemplate it to be Bellini’s finest dramatic function.
The excellent Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) praised Bellini for the ‘elevation of thought’ underlying the duet in Norma, In mia man alfin tu sei (At final you are in my hands). In a uncommon gesture of commendation, Verdi declared, “No-one ever has created another more beautiful and heavenly.”
The opera has stood the test of time and is brilliantly realised in the fascinating ROHM-Opéra de Rouen production. It is staged in conventional dress by the renowned director, Frédéric Roels with the Orchestra and Choir of Opéra de Rouen carried out by Maestro Fabrizio Maria Carminati, an specialist in the bel canto repertoire.
Four young college boys and girls from Muscat will participate in all performances of the opera in the part of extras.
Bellini’s unforgettable tragedy, Norma will be performed at ROHM on Thursday, February 22 and Sunday, February 25, at 7pm.
Information Source: Muscat Daily