War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
Approximate running time: 170 minutes.
This is the Final Dress Rehearsal for Norma with singers, orchesta and chorus.
A Druid high priestess betrays her people by falling in love with an occupying Roman solider. When he abandons her for another, her volatile mix of anger and guilt brings both sides to the brink of war. In one of opera’s most dazzling and demanding roles, Sondra Radvanovsky
“earned a thunderous ovation…her top notes ringing and powerful, her middle range velvety, her coloratura nimble and phrasing elegant” (The New York Times
) when she debuted as Norma at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. Kevin Newbury
, praised by opera News for his thoughtfulness and eye for detail, stages this exciting new production. Music Director Nicola Luisotti
, acclaimed for his “passionate conducting” (San Francisco Examiner
), is at the podium.
Doors open at 5:30pm; you may enter through any public door.
This event is a benefit for Medallion Society Bronze ($7,500) members and above. A membership card or invitation is required for admission. To upgrade your membership to the Medallion Society Bronze (7,500) level or to check your membership status, please call (415) 565-6401.
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