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Articles tagged with "Norma"

There's something about Norma: The story behind Maria Callas and her signature role

7 October 2016

Despite her considerable artistic achievements, writers and fans have long made links between the heroine of Bellini's opera and Callas' own tumultuous private life.

Meet Sonya Yoncheva after the final performance of The Royal Opera's Norma on 8 October

7 October 2016

The singer will sign copies of her new album Paris, Mon amour after the matinee performance.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Bellini's Norma in cinemas?

26 September 2016

Your thoughts on the live cinema relay of Àlex Ollé's new Royal Opera production.

Watch: Why all great sopranos are drawn to Bellini's Norma

26 September 2016

The stars of Àlex Ollé’s new production of the bel canto masterpiece share why it has earned its place among singers and audiences alike.

Bellini’s Norma relayed live to cinemas on 26 September 2016

23 September 2016

Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production directed by Àlex Ollé.

Norma musical highlight: ‘Casta diva’

16 September 2016

Our one-stop guide to Bellini’s beautiful prayer for his title character, one of the best loved arias in the bel canto repertory.

A Norma trapped by society’s norms: the challenges of directing Bellini’s masterpiece in the 21st century

16 September 2016

Director Àlex Ollé on why Norma is no stock character but a very human figure, whose doubts and problems have an entirely contemporary resonance.

Aiming high: 10 of the most challenging soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Bellini's Norma?

13 September 2016

Àlex Ollé's new Royal Opera production opens the 2016/17 Season.

Opera Essentials: Bellini’s Norma

5 September 2016

Our quick introduction to Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.

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