Norma - Live in HD (DVD)

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Norma - Live in HD (DVD)

To open the Met’s 2017–18 season, powerhouse soprano Sondra Radvanovsky tackled one of opera’s most fearsome roles, the title druid priestess of Bellini’s Norma, who wrestles with love and betrayal before making the ultimate sacrifice on a funeral pyre. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sang Norma’s friend and rival, Adalgisa, in Sir David McVicar’s evocative production.

Running time: 169 Minutes (main feature) + 15 mins (extra feature) / Colour / NTSC systems Sound Format: Stereo PCM 2.0 & DTS 5.1 Menu language: English

Cast in order of vocal appearance: Oroveso, Matthew Rose Pollione, Joseph Calleja Flavio, Adam Diegel Norma, Sondra Radvanovsky Adalgisa, Joyce DiDonato Clotilde, Michelle Bradley Norma’s Children, Christopher Reynolds, John Reynolds

Conductor, Carlo Rizzi
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus Chorus Master, Donald Palumbo Production, Sir David McVicar Set Designer, Robert Jones Costume Designer, Moritz Junge Lighting Designer, Paule Constable Movement Director, Leah Hausman A Metropolitan Opera High-Definition Production Director, Gary Halvorson Music Producer, David Frost Supervising Producers, Mia Bongiovanni, Elena Park Producers, Louisa Briccetti, Victoria Warivonchik Executive Producer, Peter Gelb Host, Susanna Phillips

    •    Format: NTSC
    •    Language: Italian (PCM2 .0), Italian (DTS-HD 5.1)
    •    Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    •    Number of discs: 1
    •    Studio: Warner Classics/Parlophone
    •    DVD Release Date: November 16, 2018

History

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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