Norma | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017

Sat., Dec. 16 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | An extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power.

Norma examines an ageless and archetypal situation: A powerful woman compromises her ideals for love, only to find herself betrayed by her lover. But this is only one aspect of her dilemma.

Equally gripping is her relationship with the younger woman who is the new object of her former lover’s attention and in whom Norma sees both a rival and a second self. The title role demands dramatic vocal power combined with the agility and technique of a coloratura singer. It is a daunting challenge to which few can rise; those who have are part of operatic lore. 

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