Norma is considered Vincenzo Bellini’s magnum opus, and the apex of the bel canto operatic style. The opera is the story of a high priestess forced to choose between duty and desire, due to her treasonous love for a Roman soldier. This production from Teatro Antico in Taomina, Italy stars Chiara Taigi, Gregory Kunde, Irina Lungu and Giacomo Prestia. Flowing, lyrical melodies - including the infamously difficult soprano aria Casta Diva - heighten this sweeping drama.
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