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Jun. 07 2017

07/01/17 – Norma – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

NORMA

by Vincenzo Bellini
Performed in Italian with projected English translations

front page photo credit: Andrew Cioffi

Norma Opera Overview

If you’re drawn to vocal acrobatics, Bellini’s Druid priestess Norma will thrill and astonish you. The absolute pinnacle for any prima donna with the technical prowess, sumptuous voice, and dramatic fire to master its perilous challenges, Norma stands as a crowning jewel of the bel canto repertoire. This timeless story of love betrayed runs the gamut of emotions from loyalty and passion to jealousy, revenge, and redemption. You’ll hear melodies ranging from the stunningly serene “Casta diva” to the frenzy of vocal fireworks that pour forth as Norma’s rage overflows. Don’t miss world-acclaimed soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in this dazzling masterwork!

Sondra Radvanovsky

Sondra Radvanovsky

Norma

Elizabeth DeShong

Elizabeth DeShong

Adalgisa

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas

Pollione

Andrea Silvestrelli

Andrea Silvestrelli

Oroveso

Riccardo Frizza

Riccardo Frizza

Conductor

Kevin Newbury

Director

David Korins

Set Designer

Jessica Jahn

Costume Designer

Duane Schuler

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

– See more at: https://www.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/calendar/2016-2017/productions/lyricopera/norma#./Meet%20the%20Artists?&_suid=149685646545303491944784592207

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