Dynamic Records
Disc No: CDS-469
Price: Sek. 90 (2CD) Recorded at Martina Franca Opera Festival, 1977 - Unpublished recording
This release, featuring a famous Norma performed in Martina Franca in 1977 by Grace Bumbry and Lella Cuberli, inaugurates a new Dynamic mid-price series dedicated to famous operatic performances of the past, precious documents of the performing praxis and quality of a few decades ago.
Rodolfo Celletti, who for many years was the artistic director of the Martina Franca Festival, proposed, in 1977, a Norma that was true to Vincenzo Bellini's original idea. The role of Norma was composed for the famous singer Giuditta Pasta, who had a unique contralto-soprano voice.      
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Name:Bellini - Norma

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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Bellini, Vincenzo   Norma (complete Opera)   Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari - Coro Amici della Polifonia e Voci per la Musica - Michael Halasz
Grace Bumbry, soprano
Lella Cuberli, soprano
Giuseppe Giacomini, tenor
Robert Lloyd - bass

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