1 September 2016 at 4.15pm | 6 Comments
A ROH Insights event exploring Bellini's tragic opera Norma was live-streamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel on 1 September 2016 at 7.15pm BST - and you can watch it again on demand.
The first Insights event of the 2016/17 Season explored The Royal Opera's first new production of Norma in more than 30 years. Music Director Antonio Pappano joined singer Joseph Calleja and director Àlex Ollé in conversations delving deeper into the musical fireworks, the contemporary setting, and the weighty religious themes in the opera.
This new production, full of melodious arias, ravishing duets and thrilling choruses opens at the Royal Opera House on 12 September, and this event provided a glimpse into what audiences can expect from this bel canto masterpiece.
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Norma runs 12 September - 8 October 2016. Tickets are still available.
The production is a co-production with Opéra National de Paris and is generously supported by Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE and The Tsukanov Family Foundation.
The Royal Opera's Insights was broadcast at 7.15pm live on this page, and on our YouTube channel. Find out more about our Insights events.