Norma


SEATTLE OPERA (1994) | HOUSTON GRAND OPERA & LOS ANGELES OPERA (1996) | CINCINNATI OPERA (2003)

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NORMA by Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor:  Edoardo Müller, Roberto Abbado, Placido Domingo, Marco Zambelli
Cast:  Vaness/Eaglen/Flanigan, Mentzer/ Jepson,  Cura/Sylvester/ Volonté, Cox/ Colombara/ Peterson
Production:  J. Conklin (scenery/clothes), D. Schuler/T. C. Hase (lighting), J. Geier (hair/make-up)
photos courtesy of Philip Groshong

“The production by stage director Nicholas Muni, set and costume designer John Conklin and lighting designer Duane Schuler is awesomely successful. Near the rear of the stage a huge pile of rubble is all that is left of what was obviously once a magnificent Druid temple. Rough but powerful. A tremendous stroke is the descent of a gigantic black moon, for the final scene This comes close to filling the stage and certainly imparts a sense of impending disaster.”
Olin Chism, Dallas Morning News (April, 1996)

“This was a very personal, touchingly human interpretation with great interest in the small details…Nicholas Muni created this production some years ago for Seattle Opera. For Lauren Flanigan it has been re-studied. It is loaded with penetrating insights and explanations of personal relationships, with subtle historical references. The psychological power of Norma over her Druid subjects, and the relationship of Pollione and his children, were particularly well-handled.”
Charles Parsons, OPERA NEWS (October, 2003)

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