Norma © beyond | Leopold Kogler

Tragedia lirica in two acts (1831)

Music by Vinzenco Bellini

Libretto by Felice Romani

In Italian with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien

Premiere: Freitag, 15 May 2020, 7 pm

Performances: 18 / 20 / 22 May 2020, 7 pm

Synopsis

All of Gaul is occupied by the Romans, but in a small village, a group forms intent on staging an uprising. However, they believe that they must not strike before Norma, the high priestess, has given the signal. Norma, though, has very personal reasons to keep the peace because she has had a secret relationship with the Roman proconsul Pollione for years. But she doesn’t know that Pollione now loves the Druid novice Adalgisa. The young girl suspects nothing of Norma’s double life and is telling her about her love affair and it becomes clear that both women love the same man. In the meantime the Gallic resistance fighters want to start the battle. At this moment,  Pollione is captured by the Gauls. He had smuggled his way in among them, evidently with the intention of abducting a priestess. The Gauls now demand that Norma reveals the name of the unchaste priestess, saying that she must be burned. But instead of betraying Adalgisa, Norma reveals her own unchastity. Overwhelmed by Norma’s magnanimity, Pollione joins her on the pyre.

Cast

Conductor

Diego Matheuz

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Director

Vasily Barkhatov

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Stolnik, Schlossherr, Würdenträger

Zinovy Margolin

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Costume design

Olga Shaishmelashvilli

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Light design

Alexander Sivaev

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Norma

Asmik Grigorian

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Pollione

Enea Scala

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Oroveso

Stefan Kocan

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Adalgisa

Theresa Kronthaler

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Clotilde

Jenna Siladie

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Flavio

Botond Òdor

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Orchestra

Wiener KammerOrchester

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Choir

Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)

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Sun, 10.05.202011:00 am Einführungsmatinee Norma
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Fri, 15.05.20207:00 pmPremiere Norma
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Mon, 18.05.20207:00 pm Norma
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Wed, 20.05.20207:00 pm Norma
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Fri, 22.05.20207:00 pm Norma
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