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Norma

11/03/12 12:00PM

In celebration of the November 3, 1801 birthday of Vincenzo Bellini, we hear excerpts from various recordings of Norma, his bel canto masterpiece.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:03pm

Norma: "Meco all'altar di Venere"
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Soloists: Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
CD/Album: Vincenzo Bellini - Norma
Record co./Cat #: London 414476
Release Year: 1988
 
 

12:06pm

Norma: "Casta Diva"
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano
CD/Album: Bellini - Norma
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47304
Release Year: 1954
 
 

12:25pm

Norma: "Mira, o Norma"
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Felice Cillario
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Bellini - Norma
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6502
Release Year: 1973
 
 

12:34pm

Norma: Conclusion
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano ; Mario Filippeschi, tenor ; Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, bass
CD/Album: Bellini - Norma
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47304
Release Year: 1954
 
 

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