Opera Great Hall
Norma 32 Opera & Ballet Season
1st Act: 85 minuts
2nd act: 60 minuts
25 minuts intermidiate
from 10 to 65 euros
Norma, a pinnacle of Bel Canto
We have before us a pinnacle of bel canto. None of Bellini’s characters has the dramatic force of Norma, elevated to the eternity of the lyric genre by arias such as Casta Diva, her supplication to the moon. This female role is subject to savage contradictions, which combines very disparate facets: priestess, lover, mother and vengeful rival due to her unrequited love for the Roman proconsul Pollio. The Italian composer, with help of a libretto by Felice Romani, combines Greek tragedy, Celtic nature cult and the remorse of Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth. Lorenzo Amato makes exciting use of this collage of references with spectacular visual projections, stark realism and monumental scenography. The accomplices in artistic direction for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples are once more the history-making combination of Ezio Frigerio (stage design) and Franca Squarciapino (costumes), the leading players in our lyric season, during which they also have collaborated in The Marriage of Figaro. Andrés Salado conducts the pit orchestra.
Production of the Teatro di San Carlo de Napoli
Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears
Norma, de V. Bellini, F. Romani Casa Ricordi S.r.l di Milano Editors i propietaris
Cor del Teatre Principal de Palma (Director: Pere Víctor Rado)
Norma: Yolanda Auyanet, Pollione: Sergio Escobar, Adalgisa: Ketevan Kemoklidze, Oroveso: Wojtek Gierlach, Clotilde: Inma Hidalgo, Flavio: Antoni Lliteres, Fills de Norma i Pollione: membres del Cor Petitons TP de Palma
Tribute to the stage designer Ezio Frigerio
Meeting between Paolo Pinamonti (director of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples) and Lorenzo Amato, stage director.
7:30 p.m. hours