Vincenzo Bellini's Norma
Libretto by Felice Romani
A secret affair across enemy lines becomes a war of hearts when love is betrayed. In the midst of the Gallic-Roman wars, the Druid priestess Norma secretly carries on a love affair with the enemy's proconsul, Pollione. When a younger priestess, Adalgisa, catches Pollione's eye, the mystic Norma turns warrior, prepared to seek revenge for this betrayal.
Fresh from acclaimed performances of Norma in concert, rising opera star Angela Meade makes her stage debut of the notoriously difficult title role opposite the formidable mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, who sings the role of Norma's rival, Adalgisa, in this thrilling new WNO production directed by Anne Bogart and conducted by Daniele Rustioni.
"Ms. Meade sounded in complete command of the role, delivering the character's charged, defiant dramatic recitative with gleaming sound and incisive attack."
--The New York Times
Approx. 2 hours, 50 minutes
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Presented by: Washington National Opera