Season tickets, which carry reserved seats, are available by calling 541-265-2787 ($190 adult/$160 senior, available ONLY until Sept. 29). Single ticket prices are $21 general, $18 senior, and $10 student; general admission seating (available Sept. 29). Call the Newport Performing Arts Center box office at 541-265-2787, or visit 777 W. Olive Street in Newport (hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to performance times).
This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts.
Hosted by Alex del Vecchio, Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. The production runs about 3 hours, 5 minutes, with one intermission.
Read the synopsis, provided by the Met.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. OCCA thanks the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport, season benefactors Anonymous and Bill and JoAnn Barton, opera hosts, OCCA members and you who purchase tickets, for making this a reality. Thank you.
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