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Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)

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Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 772 Mb | Total time: 62:17+30:43+69:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 413-2 | Recorded: 1964

I believe this is the only note-complete performance of this opera, and furthermore, the only one that is sung in all of the original keys (in almost every other recording "Casta diva" and the duets are transposed down). It is a spectacular example of bel canto. Recorded in 1964, Joan Sutherland was at her peak, exhibiting fearless, beautiful singing, thoroughly accurate in fiorature and breath control.
Marilyn Horne is a spectacular Adalgisa, her tone and technique stunning, her word painting sincere and telling, and her legendary blending with Sutherland nowhere more remarkable. John Alexander was a fine tenor and he presents a strong Pollione, but he never sounds Italian and the music suffers. Richard Cross is too light for Oroveso's pronouncements, but Yvonne Minton is a fine Clotilde. Richard Bonynge's leadership at this stage of his career consisted of listening to and following his wife; he gets little tension from the score but it's played well. Fans of Sutherland and Horne must own this–perhaps everyone should, just to hear how the music is supposed to sound–but opera lovers will need a Callas performance first and foremost.
–Robert Levine

Performer:
Norma – Joan Sutherland
Pollione – John Alexander
Adalgisa – Marilyn Horne
Oroveso – Richard Cross
Clotilde – Yvonne Minton
Flavio – Joseph Ward
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor – Richard Bonynge

Track List:
CD1:
01. Sinfonia
02. Atto I. Introduzione: Ite sul colle, o Druidi (Oroveso, Druidi)
03. Svanir le voci! (Pollione, Flavio)
04. Meco all'altar di Venere era Adalgisa in Roma (Pollione, Flavio, Druidi)
05. Me protegge, me difende un poter maggior di loro (Pollione, Flavio, Druidi)
06. Norma viene(Druidi, Sacerdotesse, Guerrieri)
07. Sediziose voci, voci di guerra (Norma, Oroveso, Druidi, Guerrieri)
08. Casta Diva, che inargenti queste sacre antiche piante (Norma, Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse, Guerrieri)
09. Fine al rito (Norma, Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse, Guerrieri)
10. Ah! bello a me ritorna del fido amor primiero (Norma, Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse, Guerrieri)
11. Sgombra è la sacra selva, compiuto il rito (Adalgisa)
12. Deh! proteggimi, o Dio! (Adalgisa)
13. Eccola! va', mi lascia, ragion non odo (Pollione, Adalgisa)
14. Va', crudele, al Dio spietato offri in dono il sangue mio (Pollione, Adalgisa)
CD2:
01. Vanne, e li cela entrambi (Norma, Clotilde)
02. Adalgisa! – Alma, costanza (Norma, Adalgisa)
03. Oh! rimembranza! (Norma, Adalgisa)
04. Ah! si, fa core, abbracciami (Norma, Adalgisa)
05. Ma di'… l'amato quale fra noi si noma? (Norma, Adalgisa, Pollione)
06. Oh non tremare, o perfido (Norma, Adalgisa)
07. Oh! di qual sei tu vittima (Norma)
08. Oh! qual traspare orribile (Adalgisa, Norma)
09. Norma! de'tuoi rimproveri segno non farmi adesso (Pollione, Norma, Adalgisa)
10. Perfido! - Or basti (Norma, Pollione, Adalgisa)
11. Vanne, si: mi lascia, indegno (Norma, Adalgisa, Pollione, Druidi, Sacerdotesse)
CD3:
01. Atto II. Introduzione
02. Dormono entrambi… non vedran la mano che li percuote (Norma, Clotilde)
03. Mi chiami, o Norma! (Adalgisa, Norma)
04. Deh! con te, con te li prendi (Norma, Adalgisa)
05. Mira, o Norma, a' tuoi ginocchi questi cari tuoi pargoletti (Adalgisa, Norma)
06. Si, fino all'ore estreme compagna tua m'avrai (Norma, Adalgisa)
07. Non parti? (Guerrieri)
08. Guerrieri! a voi venirne credea foriero d'avvenir migliore (Oroveso, Guerrieri)
09. Ei tornerà (Norma, Clotilde)
10. Squilla il bronzo del Dio! (Druidi, Sacerdotesse, Oroveso, Norma)
11. Guerra, guerra! (Norma, Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse)
12. Né compi il rito, o Norma? né la vittima accenni? (Oroveso, Norma, Clotilde, Pollione, Druidi, Sacerdotesse)
13. In mia man alfin tu sei (Norma, Pollione)
14. Già mi pasco ne'tuoi sguardi (Norma, Pollione)
15. Dammi quel ferro - Che osi? Scostati (Pollione, Norma, Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse)
16. Qual cor tradisti, qual cor perdesti quest'ora orrenda ti manifesti (Norma, Pollione, Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse)
17. Norma! deh! Norma, scolpati! (Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse, Norma, Pollione)
18. Deh! non volerli vittime del mio fatale errore (Norma, Pollione, Oroveso, Druidi, Sacerdotesse)


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Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)