NEW VOD: Magic Moments of Music: Montserrat Caballé sings Norma, 1974

A documentary by Claus Wischmann

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Montserrat Caballé — Norma
Josephine Veasey — Adalgisa
Jon Vickers — Pollione
Agostino Ferrin — Oroveso
Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino
Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino
Giuseppe Patané — Conductor
Carlos Caballé — Brother of Montserrat Caballé
Sonya Yoncheva — Soprano
Olga Peretyatko — Soprano
Zubin Mehta — Conductor

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On the day of the open-air performance of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma in 1974, a violent storm blows through the Roman amphitheatre in the ancient town of Orange. Nine thousand spectators have already taken their seats, but there is disagreement backstage as to whether the performance should go ahead. The diva taking on the title role is Montserrat Caballé, an established star who has astonished audiences at the Met and La Scala, as well as in Moscow, Barcelona and London. Despite the adverse conditions, Caballé and her fellow vocalists decide to perform.

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Directed by:
Claus Wischmann
Venue: Roman Theatre of Orange (Orange, France)
Production date: 2020
Duration: 53 min
Production: © sounding images
Available subtitle(s): EN
Resolution: Full HD

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024