Bellini’s Norma is on the stage in Barcelona at the Liceu on Tuesday the 17th of Feb. Norma is an opera in two acts based on Norma, ossia L’infanticidio (Norma, or The Infanticide) by Alexandre Soumet was first produced at La Scala in Milan in 1831. Barcelona’s Liceu theatre on Las Ramblas dates from the same error and is thus the perfect setting for this production.
Apart from the setting, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role as Norma is the other to name a few. The musical direction of the house orchestra and chorus is at the hands of Renato Palumbo, and Kevin Newbury provides stage direction.
If you are planning a night out at the opera to see Norma, remember that Las Ramblas is a great area for restaurants. Both the Barri Gotic and Raval are on the Liceu’s doorstep.