Bonynge: Bellini - Norma (3 CD, FLAC)
Bonynge: Bellini - Norma (3 CD, FLAC)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 611 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Norma, opera
Composed by Vincenzo Bellini
Performed by Welsh National Opera Orchestra
with Montserrat Caballe, Joan Sutherland, Diana Montague, Kim Begley, Luciano Pavarotti, Samuel Ramey
Conducted by Richard Bonynge, Julian Smith

Disc: 1
01. Norma, opera: Sinfonia
02. Norma, opera: Act One: introduzione
03. Norma, opera: Act One: Svanir Le Voci!
04. Norma, opera: Act One: Meco All’altar Di Venere
05. Norma, opera: Act One: Me Protegge, Me Difende
06. Norma, opera: Act One: Norma Viene
07. Norma, opera: Act One: Sediziose Voci, Voci Di Guerra
08. Norma, opera: Act One: Casta Diva
09. Norma, opera: Act One: Fine Al Rito
10. Norma, opera: Act One: Ah! Bello A Me Ritorna

Disc: 2
01. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene One: Sgombra È La Sacra Selva, Compiuto Il Rito
02. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene One: Deh! Proteggimi, O Dio!
03. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene One: Eccola! Va, Mi Lascia, Ragion Non Odo
04. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene One: Va, Crudele, Al Dio Spetato
05. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Vanne, E Li Cela Entrambi
06. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Adalgisa!
07. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Oh! Rimembranza!
08. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Ah! Si, Fa Core, Abbracciami
09. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Ma Di’, L’amato Quale Fra Noi Si Noma?
10. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Oh Non Tremare
11. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Oh! Di Qual Sei Tu Vittima
12. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Oh! Qual Traspare Orribile
13. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Norma! De’tuoi Rimproveri
14. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Perfido!
15. Norma, opera: Act One – Scene Two: Vanne, Sì: Mi Lascia, Indegno

Also available:  Patane: Donizetti - Anna Bolena (2 CD, FLAC)

Disc: 3
01. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene One: Scena – Introduzione
02. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene One: Dormono Entrambi
03. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene One: Mi Chiami, O Norma!
04. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene One: Deh! Con Te, Con Te Li Prendi
05. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene One: Mira, O Norma
06. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene One: Si, Fino All’ore Estreme
07. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Two: Non Parti?
08. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Two: Guerrieri! A Voi Venirne
09. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Ei Tornerà
10. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Squilla Il Bronzo Del Dio!
11. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Guerra, Guerra!
12. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Nè Compi Il Rito, O Norma?
13. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: In Mia Man Alfin Tu Sei
14. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Dammi Quel Ferro
15. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Qual Cor Tradisti, Qual Cor Perdesti
16. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Norma! Dhe! Norma, Scolpati!
17. Norma, opera: Act Two – Scene Three: Deh! Non Volerli Vittime

Stupendous Norma!

Superb in every way. Joan Sutherland’s huge voice is a phenomenon for all time. Listen to her opening here, and compare to 1964..her first studio outing in the role. She is more forceful, better trained in her words, ala Turandot. She dives into Casta Diva with purpose and very believable piety. The cast surrounding her is uniformly excellent, the conducting is tempered to Joan’s voice so is good for this recording.

The finale must be heard, of course the Deh non volerli vittime! to her father..raw emotion, not Callas I agree, but Joan Sutherland on her own, grieving for her children, and by extension their father, Pollione.

Wonderful moments..a must have!

5 Comments

  1. Большое спасибо!брат for this one…i didn’t know, that the dream-team SuthPava had produced the NORMA by my landsman Bellini

  2. This perhaps is not the best recording of Norma …but you surely be delighted listening to the best human voices ever ! They are together only in this and in Turandot

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