Norma

More info on Norma

Composer:

Vincenzo Bellini

Librettist:

Felice Romani

Premiere:

26 December 1831, Milan (La Scala)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Norma Synopsis

Libretto:

Norma Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Norma

Norma is a tragedia lirica or opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani after Norma, ossia L'infanticidio (Norma, or The Infanticide) by Alexandre Soumet. First produced at La Scala on December 26, 1831, it is generally regarded as an example of the supreme height of the bel canto tradition. "Casta diva" was one of the most familiar arias of the nineteenth century.
In a letter dated September 1, 1831, Bellini wrote to the soprano Giuditta Pasta that "Romani believes will be very effective, and absolutely ideal for your encyclopedic character, because that is the kind of character Norma has". Indeed, Pasta's vocal and dramatic range was encyclopedic: that March, she had created the very different Bellini role of Amina, the lyrically vulnerable Swiss village maiden, in La sonnambula.
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Roles in Norma

Norma Soprano
Adalgisa Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano
Pollione Tenor
Oroveso Bass
Clotilde Soprano
Flavio Tenor

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All scenes from Norma

Arias from Norma
Duets from Norma

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Ite sul colle. O Druidi

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
3Svanir le voci

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Flavio
4Meco all'altar di venere

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione
5Odi i suoi ritia compiere

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Flavio/Pollione
6Me protegge me difende

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Flavio/Pollione
7Norma viene le cinge

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.07

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Sediziose voci di guerra

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Oroveso
9Annuncio sospensione recita e

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.08-2

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
10Casta diva che inargenti

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma
11Fine al rito

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma
12Ah! bello a me ritorna

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma
13Sgombra e la sacra selva

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adalgisa
14Deh! proteggimi o Dio

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adalgisa
15Eccola va mi lascia

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
16Va crudele al Dio spietato

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
17Vieni in Roma ah vieni

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.16

Type: duetVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
18Vanne e li cela entrambi

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Clotilde
19Adalgisa alma costanza

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
20Oh! rimembranza

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
21Sola furtiva al tempio

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.19-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
22Ah! si fa core e abbracciami

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.20

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
23Ma di l'amato quale fra

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
24Oh! non tremare o perfido

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.22

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
25Oh! di qual sei tu vittima

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.23

Type: trioVoice: S T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Adalgisa
26Oh! qual traspare orribile

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.24

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
27Norma de tuoi rimproveri

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.25

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Norma/Adalgisa
28Perfide or basti

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Norma/Adalgisa
29Vanne si mi lascia indegno

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.27

Type: trioVoice: S T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Adalgisa
30Intermezzo 2

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
31Dormono entrambi

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma
32Teneri figli

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma
33Me chiami o Norma

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adalgisa/Norma
34Deh! con te li prendi

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
35Mira o Norma

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
36Alcun s'avanza

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
37Si fino all'ore estreme

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
38Non parti?

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
39Guerrieri a voi venirne

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
40Ah! del Tebro al giogo indegno

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
41Ei tornera

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Clotilde
42Squilla il bronzo del Dio

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.10

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
43Guerra guerra

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.11

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Oroveso
44Ne compi il rito o Norma

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Clotilde/Pollione
45In mia mano alfin tu sei

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.13

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione
46Gia mi pasco ne tuoi sguardi

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione
47Dammi quel ferro

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
48Qual cor tradisti

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.16

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
49Norma deh Norma scolpati

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Pollione
50Deh! non volerli vittime

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso