Coming up: Norma by requestNews
Next month, Opera by Request is bringing some winter warmth in the form of Bellini’s bel canto stunner, Norma. Soprano Naomi Eberhard will sing the title role, alongside fellow soprano Jessica Lane as Adalgisa; and tenor Jason Lamont sings Pollione, the man caught in one of opera’s most beautiful love triangles. Norma is one night only, February 6, 7:30pm,
Opera By Request works the way you’d expect: their seasons are chosen by the artists themselves, often emerging singers who are creating their own opportunities to perform. Their shows are a great chance to hear young artists singing master works in the beautiful College Street United Church, 452 College St., Toronto. Tickets are $20 at the door, or you can reserve in advance by calling (416) 455-2365.
For a taste of Bellini’s beauty, have a listen to Maria Callas and Christa Ludwig singing his famous duet for Norma and Adalgisa, “Mira, o Norma”.