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By Vincenzo Bellini
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
July 8 - 10, 2022
Packed with vocal fireworks, achingly beautiful arias and fierce characters, this iconic opera stands at the pinnacle of the bel canto repertoire. Even Wagner, who didn’t like Italian opera, admired Bellini and Norma tremendously as an example of the essence of what opera can emotionally deliver. Come and bask in an evening of 19th-century diva power anthems and famous duets, this opera is FULL of hits!
Running Time: approx. 2 hours 45 minutes, with one intermission
Norma is now tasked with leading a rebellion against the Roman legions. She is in deep conflict over the fate of her children in the impending war. Adalgisa is torn between love for Pollione, betrayal of Norma and of her own vows. Pollione is driven by his desire for dominance. Betrayal, heartbreak, rage and the clash of cultures weigh heavily on this love triangle. In the end someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
CAST & CREATIVE
Norma: Shana Blake Hill
Adalgisa: Ashley Dixon
Pollione: Dane Suarez
Oroveso: Kevin Thompson
Flavio: Marcus J. Paige
Clotilde: Lily Bogas
Director: Mark Foehringer
Conductor: Bryan Nies
With the Festival Opera Orchestra & Chorus
At the request of Festival Opera, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all guests age 12 and over, and face coverings are required to be worn by all guests age two and over for entry to this performance. These requirements are in place specifically for Festival Opera's production and may not apply to other events happening at a similar time within the Lesher Center.