Event title: Norma (with Subtitles in English)
Venue: Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Name: Old Market Hall Cinema
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: From the Royal opera House “Norma” is being screened “live” at the Market Hall cinema Shrewsbury. Sung in Italian, it has English Subtitles.
This new production of “NORMA” for The Royal Opera is distinguished by a superlative cast of internationally renowned singers. Bellini’s classic bel canto opera is full of wonderful melodies and opportunities for star singing. But it is especially known for Norma’s stunning showpiece aria, ‘Casta diva’.
Àlex Ollé of innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus directs, bringing a modern edge to this timeless tale of love, rivalry and betrayal, set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society.
Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this stunning cast, including Joseph Calleja as Norma’s secret lover, Pollione and Sonia Ganassi as the priestess Adalgisa, in a striking new production, which opens the 2016/17 Season.
Tickets cost £14.50 and can be booked by calling 01743 281281 or by visiting https://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk