- 5–28 mar 2021, Main Stage.
- Myron Michailidis
- Direction & Set design
- Stéphane Braunschweig
- Georges Gagneré
- Costume design
- Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
- Johanne Saunier
- Lighting design
- Marion Hewlett
Ticket release 30 Sept
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Opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835).
Libretto by Felice Romani, based on Alexandre Soumet’s drama.
Performed in Italian, with surtitles in both Swedish and English.
”A fabulous Norma that packs a timeless punch”— Svenska Dagbladet
”Takes one’s breath away”— Dagens Nyheter
The protagonist of the drama is a powerful woman. Norma is a high priestess who leads a double life, torn between her public, religious duties and a private life fraught with family secrets and forbidden passion.
The title role requires gripping stagecraft, immaculate technical skill and a voice capable of being heavy and light at the same time. Swedish court-singer Katarina Karnéus won the Svenska Dagbladet Opera Prize in 2018.
In this revival production, Norma’s rival, the young Adalgisa, is sung by soprano Mia Karlsson. The fickle and deceitful Roman Pollione, whom both women love, is sung by tenor Tomas Lind. The opera also offers up some exceptional chorus numbers. On the podium is Greek conductor Myron Michailidis, former artistic director and chief conductor of the Greek National Opera. The spectacular staging is originally from the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Images from the 2017 production
One hour prior to each opera on the Main Stage, we present an introduction to the evening’s performance. They last around 20 minutes and are held on the Göteborg Opera Small Stage. Admission is free, limited seating.
Please note: introductions are presented in Swedish, and there is no introduction at the premiere performance.
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