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Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
23 Aug 2014

“Norma is one of the greatest of all operas, a vocal tour de force. It is a remarkable piece on the fate of a female leader constrained by her society.” – Richard Mills

The celebrated role of Norma demands a voice of extraordinary power and is a rare and unmissable operatic experience. Now Victorian Opera present Bellini's much loved work as the composer intended including the extended and magnificent Act One finale originally written. 

In Roman occupied Gaul, the priestess Norma discovers her lover’s infidelity, and her burning jealousy leads them down a path of no return. Spanish soprano Saioa Hernández makes her Australian debut as the tormented druid priestess with Rosario La Spina as her lover Pollione. 


Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre 

Saturday 23 August, 7.30pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 

3 hours including one interval.

Cast & Crew

Conductor Richard Mills 

Norma Saioa Hernández
Adalgisa Nicole Car
Pollione Rosario La Spina
Oroveso Daniel Sumegi
Flavio Carlos E. Bárcenas
Clotilde Lee Abrahmsen 

Orchestra Victoria