Norma from Teatro Antico in Taomina, Italy
Jan. 3, 2013
-- BIG ARTS continues its 2012-2013 Opera & Ballet in Cinema season continues Thursday, January 10 with the opera, Norma
, and continues with the opera Carmen
(February 27), and ballets Don Quixote
(March 27), and The Rite of Spring
(April 11). All screenings are 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop, Road, Sanibel; General Admission $20. 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.
BIG ARTS brings live and pre-recorded performances directly from the world’s most distinguished theaters via Emerging Cinemas, the largest all-digital theater network in the U.S. Nearly 100 arts institutions, media arts centers and independent art houses are connected through state-of-the-
art digital technology that enables venues to exhibit exclusive arts programming.
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Tickets for all Opera & Ballet in Cinema performances may be purchased online at http://www.bigarts.org/
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