Norma – Bellini

Giuliano Carella, Francisco Negrín – Fiorenza Cedolins (Norma), Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa), Vincenzo La Scola (Pollione) – Gran Teatre del Liceu

A powerful story of love, betrayal and honour, Norma is a classic of the belcanto tradition, combining lavish vocal splendour with a story of great passion and nobility.

Over the centuries, opera composers and librettists have created scores of spectacular roles for sopranos. And of all the great soprano roles in operatic history, there's one that may cover more dramatic territory, and demand more of those who perform it, than any other. The title character in Bellini's Norma is a role with emotions ranging from haughty and demanding, to desperately passionate, to vengeful and defiant. And the singer must convey all of this while confronting some of the most vocally challenging music ever composed.

Italian soprano Fiorenza Cedolins is one of the most thrilling Normas of the younger operatic generation of singers. Along with a distinguished supporting cast (Sonia Ganassi as Adalgisa and Vincenzo La Scola as Pollione) this finest psychologically staged production by Francisco Negrin, conducted by Giuliano Carella, makes the belcanto tradition vivid and exciting for all generations.

Francisco Negrín stage director
Anthony Baker set designer
Jonathan Morrell costume designer

Vincenzo La Scola (Pollione)
Andrea Papi (Oroveso)
Fiorenza Cedolins (Norma)
Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa)
Begoña Alberdi (Clotilde)
Jon Plazaola (Flavio)
Gonzalo Corriá (A boy, Norma's and Pollione's son)
Julián Corriá (A boy, Norma's and Pollione's son)

Orquestra Simfónica y cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
José Luis Basso chorus master
Giuliano Carella music director

Movie director : Pietro d'Agostino
Playlist : The Best of Italian Operas
Music genre : Voice

Duration : 02 h 48 min
Location : Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain)
Production date : 2008
Production : © Gran Teatre del Liceu
Available version(s) : IT ST EN

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