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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

Opera

Norma

Vincenzo Bellini

Presentation
Opera, through singing, must make one weep, shudder, die.— Vincenzo Bellini

For Vincenzo Bellini, a good libretto is one that contains ‘thrilling situations’ and verses that ‘portray the passions in the most vivid way’. That aesthetic shines through in his masterpiece, Norma, the eighth of the ten operas he composed during his short life, which is now one of the most popular in the bel canto repertoire. Aside from the famous aria ‘Casta diva’, which captures the heart and the imagination, this score with its exquisite cantilenas and music steeped in passion also relates a drama about fundamentalist obstinance, hatred, and revenge. In this production, directed by Christophe Coppens, Norma’s secret double life, full of deeply human love and jealousy, and her struggle with a narrow-minded and oppressive society will prove more relevant today than ever. In his debut at La Monnaie, the conductor Sesto Quatrini will lead a true bel canto cast, which includes Davinia Rodriguez and Enea Scala, in an intensely passionate performance.

Cast
Cast

ConductorSESTO QUATRINI
Director & costume designCHRISTOPHE COPPENS Set designCHRISTOPHE COPPENS & I.S.M.ARCHITECTEN

LightingPETER VAN PRAET
VideoCARMEN FILMS - GEORGIE PINN DramaturgyREINDER POLS
Chorus masterJORDI BLANCH

PollioneENEA SCALA
OrovesoMICHELE PERTUSI
NormaDAVINIA RODRIGUEZ
AdalgisaRAFFAELLA LUPINACCI
ClotildeCRISTINA MELIS
FlavioLOÏC FÉLIX

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
La Monnaie Choral Academy, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
With the support ofLOTERIE NATIONALE / NATIONALE LOTERIJ

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