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Bellini: Norma / Patané, Caballé, Vickers, Veasey, Et Al

Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1140   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéJon VickersJosephine VeaseyAgostino Ferrin,   ... 
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio ChorusTurin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Caballé has referred to this as the finest performance of her career, and you may well agree; indeed, outside of Callas', this is the only recording of a Norma that I have found riveting in every way. -- Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com

"At her best, Montserrat Caballé was superb, and this 1974 Norma is at a level that reaffirms her reputation as the leading post-Callas priestess. She’s partnered as Pollione by one of opera’s great singing actors, Jon Vickers. Usually the tenor role pales into insignificance before the furious onslaught of a diva aided by the mezzo: not here. His conception of the role and its execution are tremendous. As Adalgisa, Josephine Veasey fully earns her place in such august
Read more company, and bass Agostino Ferrin’s Oroveso is never less than imposing."

-- George Hall, BBC Music Magazine [review of DVD release]
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Works on This Recording

Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor), Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano),
Agostino Ferrin (Bass), Marisa Zotti (Soprano), Gino Sinimberghi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Chorus,  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/20/1974 
Venue:  Live  Turin, Italy 
Language: Italian 

Featured Sound Samples

Act I, Scene 1: "Meco all'altar di Venere": (Vickers)
Act I, Scene 1: "Ah! Bello a me ritorna": (Caballé, Chorus)

Sound Samples

Norma: Sinfonia
Norma: Act I, "Ite sul colle ... Dell'aura tua profetica" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Norma: Act I, "Svanir le voci!" (Pollione, Flavio)
Norma: Act I, "Meco all'altar di Venere" (Pollione)
Norma: Act I, "Odi? ... I suoi riti a compiere ..." (Flavio, Chorus, Pollione)
Norma: Act I, "Me protegge, me difende" (Pollione)
Norma: Act I, "Norma viene ..." (Chorus)
Norma: Act I, "Sediziose voci" (Norma, Oroveso, Chorus)
Norma: Act I, "Casta Diva" (Norma, Chorus)
Norma: Act I, "Fine al rito, e il sacro bosco" (Norma)
Norma: Act I, "Ah! Bello a me ritorna" (Norma, Chorus)
Norma: Act I, "Sgombra è la sacra selva" (Adalgisa)
Norma: Act I, "Eccola ... va, mi lascia" (Pollione)
Norma: Act I, "Va, crudele" (Pollione, Adalgisa)
Norma: Act I, "Vanne, e il cela entrambi" (Norma, Clotilde)
Norma: Act I, "Alma, costanza" (Adalgisa)
Norma: Act I, "Oh, rimembranza!" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Norma: Act I, "Ma di' ... amato giovane?" (Norma, Adalgisa, Pollione)
Norma: Act I, "No, non tremare, o perfido!" (Norma, Adalgisa)
Norma: Act I, "Oh di qual sei tu vittima. Perfido! ... Or basti!" (Norma. Adagisa)
Norma: Act II, "Me chiami, o Norma?" (Adalgisa, Clotilde)
Norma: Act II, "Deh! Con te, con te li prendi" (Norma)
Norma: Act II, "Mira, o Norma ..." (Norma, Adagisa)
Norma: Act II, "Non parti?" (Chorus)
Norma: Act II, "Guerrieri! A voi venire" (Oroveso)
Norma: Act II, "Ah! Del Tebro al giogo indegno" (Oroveso, Chorus)
Norma: Act II, "Ei tornerà. Si!" (Norma, Clotilde)
Norma: Act II, "Squilla il bronzo del Dio" (Chorus, Oroveso, Norma)
Norma: Act II, "Guerra! guerra!" (Chorus)
Norma: Act II, "Nè compi il rito, o Norma?" (Oroveso, Norma, Clotilde, Chorus, Pollione)
Norma: Act II, "In mia man alfin tu sei" (Norma, Pollione)
Norma: Act II, "Dammi quell ferro!" (Pollione, Norma, Chorus, Oroveso)
Norma: Act II, "Qual cor tradisti" (Norma, Pollione, Chorus)
Norma: Act II, "Taci! Ne ascolti appena!" (Chorus)
Norma: Act II, "Deh! Non voleri vittime ..." (Chorus, Norma, Pollione, Oroveso)

Customer Reviews

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 Beautiful Norma  July 15, 2014 By Gerard Willem van der Meiden (The Hague, Netherlands) See All My Reviews "Not exactly the kind of sound. Nonetheless a beautiful disc." Report Abuse
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