Bel Canto Masterpiece Norma to be Presented by Florida Grand Opera
Norma is perhaps the opera that best exemplifies the great bel canto style and Bellini’s most successful composition.
Set in Roman occupied Gaul, the Druid priestess Norma has consorted with the enemy, the Roman leader Pollione, and has secretly borne him children. But his interests have shifted to Adalgisa, one of the temple virgins, and passions flare. Norma is driven to murderous jealousy by her lover’s infidelity and sees to it that the guilty atone for their crimes.
This opera has its scenes of pageantry and moments of ringing grandeur, but it by far rises to its greatest lyrical heights in the celebrated aria, “Casta diva.” The spectacular conclusion ofNorma has been called one of the finest things in all musico-dramatic literature.
“Amore with Norma”
Offer Code: NORMA20
Participants will enjoy wine tastings with nationally acclaimed wine expert Lyn Farmer at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ stylish Intermezzo Lounge. The tastings will be presented immediately before Florida Grand Opera’s 7:30 p.m. performances of “Norma,” the opera that best exemplifies the great bel canto style and Bellini’s most successful composition. The Intermezzo Lounge opens one prior to the performance (6:30 pm) and the wine tasting will begin at 7:00 pm.
This very limited offer is nearly 30 percent off the normal retail cost, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Packages start as low as $32 per person, with many price options available (ticket fees apply). As a tribute to the evening, the Intermezzo Lounge will also offer delicious appetizers, as well as other wines, beer and sodas, coffees and desserts. Top-shelf drinks are served for $5. The Intermezzo Lounge is open to guests who have purchased the package, beginning one hour prior to the performance and during intermission.
To purchase the “Amore with Norma” package or for more information, BUY TICKETS, click on the BUY TICKETS button and enter the code Norma20 prior to selecting your seats. The code will generate the discounted seats with the Intermezzo Lounge included.