Event Norma
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Venue Concert Hall (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
Umbrella Event Festival of Sydney 1985
First Date 22 January 1985
Opening Date 22 January 1985
Last Date 23 February 1985
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Roman occupied Gaul and the natives wait for their priestess Norma to lead them into battle. But Norma has a secret - she has borne two children to her erstwhile Roman lover - but which does she love more, her native land or the father of her children? A new production of Bellini's masterpiece.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Victoria Rowell Assistant to the Designer
Gordon Kember Chorus Master/Mistress
Vincenzo Bellini Composer
Vojtech Hlinka Concert Master
Richard Bonynge Conductor
Kenneth Rowell Designer
Christopher Renshaw Director
John Rayment Lighting Designer
Elke Neidhardt Producer
Caroline Lill Prompt
Sandra Hahn Singer Adalgisa
Horst Hoffmann Singer Pollione
Cynthia Johnston Singer
Christa Leahmann Singer
Donald Shanks Singer Oroveso
Joan Sutherland Singer Norma
Gregory Tomlinson Singer
Brad Jarrett Stage Manager
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 9 performances: Jan 22, 26 & 29 and Feb 2, 9, 12, 16, 20 & 23
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jan 1985
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 63173