Washington National Opera Presents Bellini's Norma
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
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Brilliant! Beautiful opera, exquisite staging and wonderfully sung. It is an expensive treat but well worth it. Norma is not often presented and this may be your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy it. And, I doubt one can see a better...continued
Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma
Libretto by Felice Romani
Norma: Angela Meade
Adalgisa: Dolora Zajick
Pollione: Rafael Davila
Oroveso: Dmitry Belosselskiy
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni
Director: Anne Bogart
Set Designer: Neil Patel
Costume Designer: James Schuette
Lighting Designer: Christopher Akerlind
Choreographer: Barney O’Hanlon
Opera Insight: Free preview of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Bellini’s Norma on the Millennium Stage featuring members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program on Tue., Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.
O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House – Thu., Mar. 21 at 6:15 p.m. Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.
Artist Q&A follows the performance on: Sun., Mar. 24. Artist Q&As are free, but patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of the production that is being discussed.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
Performance Timing: Act I – 80 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act II – 60 min. (2-3/4 hours).
_All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.
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