Norma large 920
4.4 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from joans
Red Velvet 130 events 45 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from James Lytle
Red Velvet 25 events 22 reviews

Ms. Mead and Ms. Zajik were both in great form. The rest of the soloists were only all right. The production was about as good as any "Norma" I have ever seen. For Washington, this was a good night at the opera.

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from John H
50 events 20 reviews

The music is wonderful. The singing is wonderful. The acting is wonderful. The plot is hokey but who cares!

reviewed Mar 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert S.
67 events 11 reviews

Fabulous! Bravi!!!!!

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Will James
25 events 7 reviews

Angela Meade is growing star!!!

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill Weissman
17 events 7 reviews

The women stars were outstanding. The male singers were no better than adequate. The production was fairly static, but that can't be blamed on the Washington National Opera. The plot does nlot call for much action. The young conductor was very...continued

reviewed Mar 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Pat and Lee Preston
9 events 3 reviews

A fabulous production! Loved it!!

reviewed Mar 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Zeehoke
5 events 3 reviews

It was a worthwhile event. The soprano and the mezzo both sang well, but for my taste Angela Meade's Norma lacks real fire. Dolora Zajick has a remarkable stage presence as always. Russian bass Dmitry Belosselskiy was an excellent Oroveso. ...continued

reviewed Mar 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeffrey Geer
15 events 2 reviews

A terrific performance with dramatic gravitas. The lead soprano was particularly compelling, though Adalgisa and Oroveso were also quite good.

reviewed Mar 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ana Rodriguez
4 events 2 reviews

The opera was amazing. It was a wonderful experience and a memorable one. Thank you Goldstar!!! The seats were great and the music and artists were amazing. I would definitely go to see this opera again.

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sven
14 events 2 reviews

The vocal performances were excellent. The direction and choreography was wooden! The set and costume design looked like three different ideas all stage at once. I understood some of the design "ideas", but didn't feel like they held together...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 1 review

I’m so very glad I was not dissuaded from going to see this Norma by Midgette’s review. Angela Mead was extraordinary. The duets of Ms. Mead and Ms. Zajick were thrilling. It was a joyful and memorable evening.

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Tamara
5 events 1 review

"Norma" is my favorite opera. I have heard the records of Maria Callas,
Montserrat Kaballe and Anna Netrebko performances of Casta Diva before, but never a life performance . I was so much impressed with the voice,technics and emotionality of...continued

reviewed Mar 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ozden.ochoa
85 events 1 review

Fantastic! The best of wno in the recent years

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

Magnificent singing. did not like some of the direction and setting.

reviewed Mar 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Roger
3 events 1 review

Quite excellent

reviewed Mar 15 2013 report as inappropriate