“Norma”, Santiago de Chile at 10.11.2018

         Written by Vincenzo Bellini and considered by him as his best opera, this gem of romantic bel canto tells the story of Norma, the priestess of the Druids who sacrifices herself for love.
 
       The works of Bellini stand out for being specially designed for the prominence of their singers, appropriate to the types of voice in extreme form. Absolute protagonist, active and independent, Norma is one of the most exposed and demanding roles of the lyric. In this opera, Bellini’s renowned talent for composing long melodies is especially evident in “Casta Diva”, one of the best-known soprano arias and has been used countless times in film and advertising.
 
      With musical direction by Konstantin Chudovsky and régie by Francesca Zambello, General and Artistic Director of the Glimmerglass Festival and Artistic Director of the Washington National Opera, this promises to be a bold and innovative Standard.
 
      Opera in two acts with libretto by Felice Romani, based on the work of Norma ou l’Infanticide by Alexandre Soumet. Premiered at La Scala in Milan on December 26, 1831.

Norma, Santiago de Chile, Adalgisa as Vlada Borovko