Norma
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April
Friday
27
07:30 PM
April
Sunday
29
02:00 PM
May
Saturday
05
07:30 PM
May
Tuesday
08
07:30 PM
May
Friday
11
07:30 PM
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Language

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

TBD

Subject

A tale of forbidden love with tragic consequences.

Returning to HGO after 25 years, Norma, the summit of the bel canto opera tradition, is a reworking of the Euripidean tragedy Medea. A high priestess finds herself in a spiritual crisis, making the ultimate sacrifice after being scorned by the father of her children and forced to choose between love and duty.

Vocal acrobatics abound with melodies ranging from the stunningly serene “Casta diva” to the fury of fireworks that explode as Norma’s rage overflows.

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Composer: Bellini

Cast and Creative Team

Norma Liudmyla Monastyrska
Adalgisa Jamie Barton
Pollione Simon O'Neill
Oroveso Peixin Chen
Conductor Patrick Summers
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair
Director Kevin Newbury
Set Designer David Korins
Costume Designer Jessica Jahn
Lighting Designer Duane Schuler


Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair