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To me, Norma is very much a singers' opera - the voices are so important, so it follows that if one doesn't like Maria Callas's voice then one probably won't like her Norma. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by RosaDamascena
One of the best Callas recordings. Simply out of this world. Who cares about vocal decline, the maturity and emotional force of this voice is so extremely rare, that makes this... Read morePublished on November 22, 2009 by eliasastro
I really did. I'm talking about the original Angel vinyl set which I bought in the seventies as a total opera neophyte. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Michael Scott
Bought as a gift for my husband, who loves opera. He loves this recording.Published on June 15, 2009 by C. Christie
It is rather curious that music-lovers are so divided over which of the two famous performances (this one and the 1954 set) by Callas as Norma is the better. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by G.D.
There is not much more that can be said about this recording. It is one of the finest performances on CD. Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by MikelMask
To begin with, I will say that "Norma" is my favorite opera. I know that many opera-lovers would be surprised by that; this has never been a great favorite of the public. Read morePublished on May 21, 2008 by B. J. Miceli
This recording is exactly what you would expect from an all-star cast.
Owners of the Schirmer piano score, watch out for cuts from page 44 to 48, 76 to 80, and 106 to... Read more
If you are trying to decide between the two studio recordings of Norma with Callas, I offer some advice. Get them both. Read morePublished on November 11, 2006 by Kyle E. Lockhart