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Chelsea Opera Group and Orchestra

Bellini: Norma

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Vincenzo Bellini


  • Chelsea Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra
Helena Dix
Elin Pritchard
Christopher Turner
Joshua Bloom
Dane Lam

Bellini’s Norma is an outstanding example of the bel canto genre. First produced in 1831, it is set in Roman-occupied Gaul around 50 B.C. The story is centred on a struggle between love and duty, resulting from the illicit passion of the local arch-druidess Norma for the Roman proconsul Pollione.

Norma is one of opera’s greatest soprano roles and has been particularly associated with Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland. Casta Diva, Norma’s invocation to the moon, is one of the best-known arias in all opera. It is one of the composer’s ‘long, long melodies’ which Verdi much admired.

Concert performance sung in Italian with English surtitles.

5.45pm: Pre-concert talk for ticket holders by Ditlev Rindom.

Concert Duration:
approx. 3 hours (including interval)

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