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Alexandra Deshorties
© GTG / Nicolas Schopfer
16 June > 1 July 2017
Opéra des Nations


Tragedia lirica in 2 acts by Vincenzo Bellini

Libretto by Felice Romani, based on Alexandre Soumet’s tragedy Norma ou L’infanticideFirst performed at La Scala in Milan on 26 December 1831, conducted by the composer.

Production Oper Stuttgart

Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 3:00 (with one intermission)

Nous informons le public qu'il n'y aura pas de présentation de l’œuvre 30 minutes avant le début de la représentation du 29 juin à 19h30.

Norma, a passionate tale of outstanding sophistication, a story of love, betrayal and elegance. Do you know Casta Diva? The mystical incantation to the Moon in the sacred forest is a prime example of the bel canto genre, calling for an exceptional performance not only in terms of vocal technique, but also emotional range. Thanks to his dramatic genius, Bellini resurrects the vestal virgins of Antiquity and allows Norma to carry both acts of his drama. Norma, having much in common with Medea, is troubled by a triangular conflict between human love, divine love and maternal love. This performance marks the return of Alexandra Deshorties, the breathtaking Medea of the 2014-2015 season.

Musical Director John Fiore
Stage Director & Dramaturgy Jossi Wieler & Sergio Morabito
Reprise Magdalena Fuchsberger
Set & Costumes Designer Anna Viebrock
Lighting Designer Mario Fleck
Norma Alexandra Deshorties
Pollione Rubens Pelizzari
Adalgisa Ruxandra Donose
Oroveso Marco Spotti
Clotilda Sona Ghazarian
Flavio Migran Agadzhanyan*
Flavio Daniel Kluge (23 June)
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director Alan Woodbridge
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  
Banda of the Haute école de musique de Genève
Director Pierre-Antoine Marçais
*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe  


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Audio description available on 29 June & 1st July 2017 7:30PM

Jun 2017
Friday 16 |  7:30 pm
Sunday 18 |  3 pm
Wednesday 21 |  7:30 pm
Friday 23 |  7:30 pm
Monday 26 |  7:30 pm
Thursday 29 |  7:30 pm
Jul 2017
Saturday 1 |  7:30 pm