Bellini’s tragic, powerful opera about a woman who sacrifices her beliefs for a man who betrays her is performed by the Met Opera.
An impassioned tale of betrayal and self-sacrificeScorching opera Norma blazes onto the Met Opera stage this year, telling an impassioned story of love and betrayal against the backdrop of war.
Priestess Norma has compromised her ideals for love, as she secretly conducts a relationship with Roman enemy Pollione. But when he betrays her for another woman, Norma must consider the ultimate sacrifice.
This powerful opera delves into age-old questions of self-sacrifice at the altar of love, elevated by a compelling and fascinating relationship between two women who have been burnt by a fickle man. Bellini’s exquisite melodies lift the story to staggering dramatic heights, and are performed with fiery force in David McVicar’s production, which previously played to sold out audiences back in 2017.
Norma at the Metropolitan Opera House stars soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, opposite tenor Michael Spyres as her Roman lover, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Norma’s love rival, and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Norma’s father.
This is an extraordinary fusion of vocal power, sweeping music and heart-racing storytelling. Book Norma tickets to be gripped by a world-class performance in New York.