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Bellini: Norma / Radvanovsky, Palumbo, Gran Teatre del Liceu Symphony


Release Date: 09/30/2016 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 737208  
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Ana PucheEkaterina GubanovaGregory KundeRaymond Aceto,   ... 
Conductor:  Renato Palumbo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gran Teatre del LiceuChorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Vincenzo Bellini is widely regarded as the last and greatest composer of bel canto opera, and his most famous opera, Norma, is one of the leading works in the genre. Even Richard Wagner said of Norma: “If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of.” This release is a new production of the opera, directed by Grammy Award-nominated director of opera, theatre, and film, Kevin Newbury. Sondra Radvan stars as a captivating Norma in a performance in which the New York Times described as “powerful, elegant.” Gregory Kunde performs as Pollione. operatraveller.com wrote of his performance: “something very special. The word ‘historic’ is
Read more used perhaps a little too often but tonight there really is no other adjective to describe the sensational performances offered to us by Sondra Radvanovsky and Gregory Kunde.”

Picture Format: 16:9, NTSC
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian, German, English, Catalan, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese
Region Code: 0 (All)
Running Time: 176 mins


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REVIEW:

Radvanovsky's thrilling, stentorian top notes, hairpin pianissimi and an edgy, tenebrous timbre reminiscent of Callas, makes this DVD from Barcelona’s Liceu merit comparison with the classic recordings of Callas, Sutherland and Caballé.

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Works on This Recording

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Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Ana Puche (Soprano), Ekaterina Gubanova (Mezzo Soprano), Gregory Kunde (Tenor),
Raymond Aceto (Bass), Francisco Vas (Bass), Sondra Radvanovsky (Soprano)
Conductor:  Renato Palumbo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gran Teatre del Liceu,  Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 

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 Radvanovsky!!  May 11, 2017 By Leon S. (Fort Pierce, FL) See All My Reviews "I always enjoy Sondra Radvanovsky. Same here. Druids rule!" Report Abuse
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