Edita Gruberová waited until 2006 to
sing Norma on stage for the first time.
In this production from Munich she
is revealed as the greatest Norma of
today. Her singing and acting bring
out the complete portrait of the guiltridden
priestess, trapped between
her sense of duty to her religion and
country, and the sickening prospect
of losing her lover and her children.
Gruberová brings a lifetime’s experience of singing bel canto
opera and caresses Bellini’s vocal lines with many subtle touches.
”Every phrase is moulded with the feeling and reticence of
a great artist … The whole undertaking is a triumph for all
concerned, above all Gruberová and Jürgen Rose.” Gramophone
dita Gruberova (Norma), Zoran Todorovich (Pollione), Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Oroveso), Markus Herzog (Flavio)
Directed by Brian Large
Das Bayerische Staatsorchester, Friedrich Haider