The Royal Opera House

Bellini: Norma CD (Giovanni Antonini)

In this complete studio recording of a newly prepared critical edition - the first on period instruments - Giovanni Antonini and Cecilia Bartoli reveal Norma's authentic pre-Romantic roots and return to Bellini's original conception.The role of Norma was written for Giuditta Pasta, who sang what today's listeners would concider to be mezzo-soprano roles, while Adalgisa was conceived for a light, silvery soprano. With Cecilia Bartoli and Sumi Jo heard here for the first time on record together, this iconic opera has been restored as Bellini originally intended.

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Norma: Cecilia Bartoli 
Adalgisa: Sumi Jo
Pollione: John Osborn
Oroveso: Michele Pertusi
Clotilde: Liliana Nikiteanu
Flavio: Reinaldo Macias

International Chamber Vocalists
Orchestra la Scintilla
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Running Time: 143:11 mins
Year: 2013
Libretto Included.
ROH Recommended Recording