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Norma (Blu-ray) - Radvanovsky

Item# 814337013738


Norma (Blu-ray) - Radvanovsky
Actors: Sondra Radvanovsky, Ekaterina Gubanova, Gregory Kunde, Raymond Aceto, Francisco Vas
Directors: Kevin Newbury, Jean-Pierre Loisil
Language: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Studio: C Major Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2016
Run Time: 176 minutes

`If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it`s nothing to be ashamed of` Richard Wagner on Bellini`s most famous opera Norma, the most successful work by the last and greatest composer of bel canto. This new production of Norma, directed by Grammy Award-nominated opera, theatre and film director Kevin Newbury (winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award 2010) and starring Sondra Radvanovsky as a `powerful, elegant` Norma (New York Times) and Gregory Kunde as Pollione, is `something very special. The word `historic` is used perhaps a little too often but tonight there really is no other adjective to describe the sensational performances offered to us by Sondra Radvanovsky and Gregory Kunde.` (operatraveller.com)

Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma

Bellini’s tragic tale of a tormented priestess caught in a love triangle, first heard in 1831, features one of the greatest bel canto roles in the soprano repertoire. The title heroine’s aria “Casta diva” has become synonymous with this style, which combines a wealth of melody with long legato lines and vocal fireworks.

 

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