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I enjoyed the DVD. The music and singing are great The stage setting and photography less so. Backgrounds are too dark.
Overall a nice Opera DVD to have
Where to start? The set, which is angular and distracting in Act 1 ceases to be a distraction in Act 2: the lighting makes the sharp edges invisible, and the focus is on the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stanley Crowe
There is a reason I rent DVD's from the library befory spending my money. Bellini's Norma is one of the best Bel Canto operas ever written and I have few versions of it on CD's. Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by D. Ratynski
I haven't heard this recording but I did hear Gruberova sing Norma with DiDonato on You Tube. There I thought Gruberova was not very good. Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by Diatonic
THE "STAR" (EDYTA G.) IS GETTING TOO OLD TO PLAY THE YOUNG ROLES. NORMA WOULD BE IDEAL FOR ANNA NETREBKO, WHO COULD BE THE NEXT CALLAS.
OVERALL THE MUSIC WAS GREAT.
I would not recommend this version of Norma. Though Gruberova is solid vocally,she plays the Druid priestess, in a very subdued manner which is acceptable considering her age and... Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by tom h.
All the great Normas of whom I'm aware (Callas, Sutherland, Caballe and, distantly in time, Ponselle) were betrayed in one way or another by their supporting cast. Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by S. Hutton
This is a very enjoyable recording. The modern setting was very tasteful but I must admit I sure missed the breast-plated, bare-legged Romans you usually get in this opera. Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by figaretto
Gruberova is one of the best sopranos living today. But since she almost never performs in the US, Americans do not experience her wonderful voice -- except through her CDs. Read morePublished on July 5, 2007 by Retired Economist