Opera Great Hall

June

Norma 32 Opera & Ballet Season

Vincenzo Bellini

June, 06

8 p.m.

June, 08

8 p.m.

June, 10

6 p.m.

Approximate duration

1st Act: 85 minuts

2nd act: 60 minuts

25 minuts intermidiate

Price

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

Orchestra

Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears

Costume designer

Franca Squarciapino

Musical Director

Andrés Salado

Scene Director

Lorenzo Amato

Scenographer

Ezio Frigerio

Lighting design

Vincenzo Raponi

Audiovisual

Sergio Metalli

Edition

Norma, de V. Bellini, F. Romani Casa Ricordi S.r.l di Milano Editors i propietaris

Cast

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

Cor del Teatre Principal

Director: Pere Víctor Rado

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Side event

Tribute to the stage designer Ezio Frigerio

Meeting between Paolo Pinamonti (director of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples) and Lorenzo Amato, stage director.

June 5, 2018

7:30 p.m. hours

Place

Can Balaguer