Bellini's Norma in Concert


In Roman-occupied Gaul, the Druid high priestess Norma tries to keep a fragile peace as her people clamor for war. She betrays her vows by taking a Roman lover, and is betrayed in turn by her best friend. This classic love triangle features the most gorgeous melodies and a surprising and heroic finale. The performance stars Leah Crocetto as Norma, Elizabeth DeShong as her friend, Adalgisa, and Chad Shelton as Pollione, the man who comes between them. Antony Walker conducts the NC Opera Orchestra Chorus in a concert performance of the pinnacle of bel canto opera.