Bellini: Norma

Opus Arte: OABD7013D

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Bellini: Norma

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OABD7013D

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th July 2008

Barcode:

0809478070139

Medium:

Blu-ray

Region:

all
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Bellini: Norma

Recorded live at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, in 2005.


Hasmik Papian (Norma), Irini Tsirakidis (Adalgisa), Hugh Smith (Pollione), Giorgio Giuseppini (Oroveso), Anna Steiger (Clotilde), Carlo Bosi (Flavio)

Nederlands Kamerorkest, Julian Reynolds (musical director) & Guy Joosten (stage director)

PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i
LENGTH: 188 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM AUDIO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL

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In Guy Joosten’s ingenious production of Bellini’s masterpiece, Norma is about more than just beautiful singing. It becomes a layered, timeless drama in which Norma is the archetypal successful woman struggling to retain her dominant but vulnerable position. Hasmik Papian’s lyrical and intense interpretation of the title role accentuates the striking similarity between a Druid high priestess and a modern opera diva. Conductor Julian Reynolds guides the brilliant cast, choir and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra to great heights, providing a refreshing new take on the chef d’oeuvre of bel canto.

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Classic FM Magazine

“Joosten’s staging is quirky and fun, and offers plenty of scope for campery… first rate singing from Hasmik Papian and Irini Tsirakidis as Norma and Adalgisa, and conducting as exciting as it is elegant from Julian Reynolds.”

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