Bel Canto Me In for ‘Norma’ at the LA Opera Tonight

Norma LA Opera Gia On The Move

Wednesday night’s LA Opera TweeterSeater frenzy during the final rehearsal of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma conducted by James Conlon, proved spectacular as Druid Priestess, Soprano Angela Meade, delivered a superlative title role Casta Diva and a highly-charged, dramatic turn-around with the tender, virginal, rival-turned-girl-power-forever-mezzo Jamie Barton as Adalgisa, and “love-to-love/hate-you(baby)” Roman proconsul Russell Thomas.

A triumphant performance and stunning example of perfect Bel Canto made raucous by  @jbartonmezzo who tweeted out from the wings, “y’all are makin’ my night!” during the 2nd act tweet slam, stealing our hearts forever with that one interjection.

Morris Robinson, Lacey Jo Benter and Rafael Moras round out this evening’s Washington National Opera cast.

Opening tonight!

Photo (above) by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move: Norma Final Curtain


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