Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

The Met Opera Live in HD: Norma

NORMA - starring Sondra Radvanovsky

Vincenzo Bellini

Estimated Run Time: 3hrs 4 mins

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

A passionate and emotive drama about a high-priestess forced to pit love against the bitter-sweet taste of revenge. Norma is one of the most ambitious and demanding soprano roles combining intense power with unparalleled agility and technique.

Sung in Italian

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