Opera Up Close:
Norma - Bellini
April 24, 2018
Workshop 5:30 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal 7:30 p.m.
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.
Join other lifelong learners for an opera experience that puts a masterwork in context and connects it to your daily life. The evening includes dinner, discussion, and dress rehearsal ticket.
$25 per person. Tickets on sale August 26.