As the Druids prepare to revolt against their Roman occupiers, the priestess Norma is divided between her loyalty to her people and her love for the Roman official Pollione, who has recently started an affair with the temple acolyte Adalgisa. With its challenging score, including the famous Casta diva aria, Norma was dubbed "the Everest of opera" by critic James Jordan.
Performed at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie
Music by Vincenzo Bellini – Conducted by Massimo Zanetti – 2 hr 40 min
d. Davide Garattini Raimondi
Starring Patrizia Ciofi, Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Gregory Kunde, Andrea Concetti, Réjane Soldano, Zeno Popescu
General Admission: $20, BMFI Members: $18, Students with ID: $10