Met Live series opens with ‘Norma’

Sep 28, 2017
Photo by: Ken Howard/Met Opera Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role of Bellini's "Norma" at the Metropolitan Opera.

Rockland — The 2017-2018 Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., opens Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. with the company’s new production of Bellini’s “Norma.” An encore broadcast will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.

Bellini’s bel canto tragedy “Norma” stars Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago —making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.

“Norma” is sung in Italian with subtitles in English and runs an estimated three hours and four minutes, including one 30-minute intermission. Tickets are $27, $15 for students younger than 19 and for college students with ID, available at rocklandstrand.com or by calling 594-0070. Encore show tickets are $23/$5, available day-of-show. Season ticket packages also are available.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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