ROH: Norma (Bellini)
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Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts an all-star cast, including Joseph Calleja as Norma’s secret lover, Pollione and Sonia Ganassi as the priestess Adalgisa in a new production of Bellini’s operatic masterpiece which opens the 2016/17 Season.
Bellini’s classic bel canto opera is full of wonderful melodies and opportunities for star singing. But it is especially known for Norma's stunning showpiece aria, ‘Casta diva’.
Àlex Ollé of innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus directs, bringing a modern edge to this timeless tale of love, rivalry and betrayal, set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society.