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San Juan Community Theatre screens tragic Opera, “Norma”

  • Sun Oct 22nd, 2017 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre

A new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy “Norma” opens the Met: Live in HD’s 2017-18 season at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky is in the title role, which she sang to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago — making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character.

Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production. Set in 50 B.C.E, the opera first opened in La Scala, Italy in 1831.

In addition to The Met: Live in HD presentations, SJCT also rebroadcasts National Theatre Live productions from Great Britain and ballets from Bolshoi Only in Cinemas. SJCT’s HD partnerships were made possible through a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann and underwriting by the McGee Foundation.

Tickets for “Norma” are $20 for adults, $18 for SJCT members and $10 for student reserved. Due to a financial agreement with the Met, no SJCT coupons are accepted for these productions. Tickets are available at www.sjctheatre.org or at the SJCT Box Office at 378-3210.