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Live from the Met: Norma

Vincenzo Bellini

Bellini’s masterpiece boasts one of the most famous arias in all of opera, the beautiful Casta diva. Directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals—only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed. 

Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and British favourite Matthew Rose as Norma's father Oroveso.

Conductor: Carlo Rizzi 
Production: Sir David McVicar 
Set Designer: Robert Jones 
Costume Designer: Moritz Junge 
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable

Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma), Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa), Joseph Calleja (Pollione), Matthew Rose (Oroveso)

Join us for tea and coffee and an insightful pre-opera talk with Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee. Tea and coffee provided. Simply add ticket to basket before checkout.