Bellini - Norma | Decca 4786018

Bellini - Norma

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4786018

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 10th June 2016

Contents

Artists

Cecilia Bartoli
Sumi Jo
John Osborn
Michele Pertusi
Liliana Nikiteanu
Reinaldo Macias
Orchestra La Scintilla

Conductor

Giovanni Antonini

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Norma

Artists

Cecilia Bartoli
Sumi Jo
John Osborn
Michele Pertusi
Liliana Nikiteanu
Reinaldo Macias
Orchestra La Scintilla

Conductor

Giovanni Antonini

About

For generations Belliniís Norma has been looked at from the vantage point of the Verismo era at the beginning of the 20th century. Now Cecilia Bartoli unveils the operaís original pre-romantic style and colour by taking Norma back to its roots.

For the first time ever the entire music is recorded with period instruments from Belliniís time. Traditional cuts are reinstated. Keys and tonalities are put back into place and the music is executed according to Belliniís own tempo indications.

The leading characters were selected according to Belliniís own choice of vocal colours: Bellini wrote Norma for Giuditta Pasta, who sang many parts which today are considered mezzosoprano roles. Adalgisa was sung by Giulia Grisi, a light soprano, and Pollione by Domenico Donzelli, who had a flexible, Rossini-style tenor voice.

A new critical music edition was compiled from the autograph score and many manuscript sources.

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