Bellini:Norma (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY

 
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Bellini:Norma (complete opera recorded in 2017) BLU-RAY
Metropolitan Opera / Joyce DiDonato, Sondra Radvanovsky, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Rose / Carlo Rizzi (cond)

[ Erato Blu-ray / 2 Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Thursday 15 November 2018

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

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.

Production, Sir David McVicar

Set Designer, Robert Jones

Costume Designer, Moritz Junge

Lighting Designer, Paule Constable

Movement Director, Leah Hausman

.."Two decades and 200 performances into her Metropolitan Opera career, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky achieved ultimate prima donna status last night. Wielding a potent voice and fierce determination, she opened the company's season with a gripping and insightful performance of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma....conductor Carlo Rizzi offered much support, leading the Met orchestra with alert, flexible tempos and opening a number of small cuts that, shamefully, are still regarded as standard in most opera houses." The Observer

Check out the trailer here (via YouTube)