Bellini - Norma (Blu-ray) | Erato 9029562975

Bellini - Norma (Blu-ray)

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Label: Erato

Cat No: 9029562975

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 16th November 2018

Contents

Artists

Sondra Radvanovsky
Joyce DiDonato
Joseph Calleja
Matthew Rose
Adam Diegel
Michelle Bradley
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Carlo Rizzi

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Norma

Artists

Sondra Radvanovsky
Joyce DiDonato
Joseph Calleja
Matthew Rose
Adam Diegel
Michelle Bradley
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Carlo Rizzi

About

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.

Cast:
- 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

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

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

Reviews

This is the third filmed version of Norma to have appeared in the past year and, for me, the best – at least in musical terms. Unlike its main rival, from Covent Garden, it features not only a compelling Norma but also an Adalgisa in danger of stealing the show as well as her man. In Sondra Radvanovsky and Joyce DiDonato the Met production has two singers at the height of their formidable powers.  Hugo Shirley
Gramophone January 2019
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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