Norma - San Francisco Opera (2014) - Norma - San Francisco Opera (2014)

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New production

Co-production with Canadian Opera Company, Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago

Perhaps once a generation, a soprano comes along who can do full justice to one of opera’s most dazzling and demanding roles. Today, that singer is Sondra Radvanovsky, who “earned a thunderous ovation…her top notes ringing and powerful, her middle range velvety, her coloratura nimble and phrasing elegant” (The New York Times), when she debuted as Norma at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. In Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece, a Druid high priestess betrays her people by falling in love with an occupying Roman soldier. When the soldier abandons her for another, her volatile mix of anger and guilt threatens the lives of the innocent and guilty alike. Kevin Newbury, praised by Opera News for his thoughtfulness and eye for detail, stages this exciting new production. Music Director Nicola Luisotti's superb cast also features the San Francisco Opera debut of Jamie Barton, whose Adalgisa at the Metropolitan Opera was hailed as “a revelation” (The New York Times). The “ardent, expressive” Marco Berti (The New York Times) and “enormous, fresh, exuberant tenor” Russell Thomas (Opera News) share the role of Pollione.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

September 05, 2014 20:00:00

September 10, 2014 00:00:00

September 14, 2014 14:00:00

September 19, 2014 19:30:00

September 23, 2014 19:30:00

September 27, 2014 19:31:00

September 30, 2014 19:30:00

Casting

Nicola Luisotti

Marco Berti

Russell Thomas

A. J. Glueckert

Christian Van Horn

Sondra Radvanovsky

Jamie Barton

Jacqueline Piccolino

Work's characters list

Conductor

Pollione

Pollione

Flavio

Oroveso

Norma

Adalgisa

Clotilde

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