Norma - Opera Season 2013
MARIELLA DEVIA IS NORMA
at Teatro Comunale from 13 to 31 April
Norma was created by Federico Tiezzi, following the sketches by the great artist Mario Schifano. The opera was first set up for the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, where it was performed on October 27 1991, just the night of the fire that destroyed the theater, and then it was staged again by the Teatro Comunale of Bologna.
Bellini's lyrical voice masterpiece is a work full of solemn and memorable pages, starting with the unforgettable "Casta Diva" air, written for Giuditta Pasta and immortalized by Maria Callas.
In the role of Norma, the debut of the great soprano Mariella Devia, while the Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by Michele Mariotti, the main theatre director.
Setting of Teatro Comunale di Bologna in co-production with Teatro Verdi di Trieste and Fondazione Petruzzelli and Teatri di Bari
Tragic opera in two acts
Libretto by Felice Romani
Conductor Michele Mariotti
Direction Federico Tiezzi
Scene Pier Paolo Bisleri
Curtains and backdrops Mario Schifano
Costumes Giovanna Buzzi
Light Gianni Pollini
Chorus Master Andrea Faidutti
Pollione Aquiles Machado / Tomislav Mužek
Oroveso Sergey Artamonov
Norma Mariella Devia / Radostina Nikolaeva
Adalgisa Carmela Remigio / Patrizia Biccirè
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