Melbourne Opera presents
Vincenzo Bellini’s dramatic masterpiece
7:30pm 17th, 19th, 24th September and 2.30pm, 21st September
The Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
“Helena Dix is undoubtedly one of those with the vocal and expressive qualities to climb to the summit of this operatic Everest.” Opera Today, Norma
“[Norma] requires stamina, superb breath control ... and forceful dramatic moments. Helena Dix provided these facets with considerable aplomb.” Classical Source, Norma
Following the critical and public success of The Flying Dutchman, Otello and Roberto Devereux, Melbourne Opera is once again turning its attention to acclaimed bel-canto operas. From 17— 24 September the company will stage Bellini’s masterpiece Norma, at the Athenaeum Theatre. Widely regarded as the pinnacle of bel-canto operas, Melbourne Opera’s upcoming production of Norma boasts a superb cast of singers and musicians – led by international opera
sensation Helena Dix. Melbourne Opera is thrilled to be working with Helena once again, hot off the heels of her principal role debut at the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) in New York earlier this year, while she also recently covered the role of Norma for the world-famous Sondra Radvanovsky.
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Melbourne Opera, which receives no government funding, is Victoria's busiest opera company, staging three or four full-scale main stage productions and many concerts – including significant international touring – each year. The company gives emerging singers and musicians invaluable professional experience in the company of distinguished experienced artists. As well as mainstream repertoire, Melbourne Opera is committed to presenting lesser-known
Sung in Italian with English surtitles, Norma is Melbourne Opera’s second production of the company’s 2019 season. It follows their widely acclaimed production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in February. This year’s exciting season adds to a hugely successful 2018 for the independent opera company, which last year confirmed its position in Victoria’s cultural landscape – by being invited to partner with the prestigious Herald Sun Aria for the next five years. The Herald Sun Aria is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious singing competition.