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Norma

In celebration of the November 3, 1801 birthday of Vincenzo Bellini, we hear excerpts from various recordings of Norma, his bel canto masterpiece.

Playlist

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
Album Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record Label Telarc

Norma: "Meco all'altar di Venere"
Composer Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
Conductor Richard Bonynge
Album Vincenzo Bellini - Norma
Record Label London

Norma: "Casta Diva"
Composer Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor Tullio Serafin
Album Bellini - Norma
Record Label EMI

Norma: "Mira, o Norma"
Composer Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Carlo Felice Cillario
Album Bellini - Norma
Record Label RCA

Norma: Conclusion
Composer Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor Tullio Serafin
Album Bellini - Norma
Record Label EMI