Pittsburgh Opera presents Bellini's masterpiece Norma, April 25 - May 3 at the Benedum Center
Photo by Philip Groshong for Cincinnati Opera
Norma is the tragic tale of a conflict between love and duty. Norma is a Druid priestess in ancient Gaul, which is being occupied by Roman invaders. Norma falls in love with, and bears two children to, the Roman leader Pollione, thereby betraying her own people and breaking her sacred vows. When Norma finds out Pollione is having an affair with another priestess, it pushes her over the edge with deadly consequences.
Norma is Bellini’s ultimate masterpiece; this story of forbidden love has been called ‘opera at its very best.’
These will be Pittsburgh Opera’s first productions of Norma since 1997, making this truly a once-in-a-generation event.
The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage.
Single tickets for adults start at $14; kids and teens ages 6-18 are half-price. For tickets call 412-456-6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, or go online at pittsburghopera.org/tickets or CulturalDistrict.org. Group discounts, including student discounts, are available.