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Lucia Aliberti in La Straniera 1988

The video quality here might be borderline horrible, but the singing is first rate. Lucia Aliberti turns in one of the finest performances of her career in this live La Straniera from Catania 1988, with Salvatore Fisichella and Roberto Frontali.


Two Normas

Three Normas, in fact, if you count the ENO one earlier this year.  I’ve been a fan of the opera for a while and been frustrated at the lack of performances it gets these days.  1,931 more words

Performances I've Seen

38 Sopranos in the Puritani Mad Scene

One of the most interesting parts of Bel Canto is the ability of the singer to express themselves with added ornamentation, variations and cadenzas. This improvisational quality is highlighted in the following collection of historic and modern singers in the Mad Scene cabaletta from I Puritani, “Vien diletto”.


Becoming and being Norma. "Norma" by Vincenzo​ Bellini, The Royal Opera, September 16, 2016

The opening of the new season in my opera calendar was marked by a trip to London, and I had high expectations for the new production of Norma, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano and performed by star duo of Sonya Yoncheva and Joseph Calleja. 617 more words


Military Religion: Norma at the Royal Opera House

Bellini ­– Norma

Norma – Sonya Yoncheva
Pollione – Joseph Calleja
Adalgisa – Sonia Ganassi
Oroveso – Brindley Sherratt
Flavio – David Junghoon Kim
Clotilde – Vlada Borovko…
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Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House

Maria Agresta in Norma 2011

Maria Agresta in Norma with Roberto Aronica, Sonia Ganassi and Carlo Striuli