Vincenzo Bellini: Norma

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma
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Overview

Norma is by common consent the finest of the ten operas composed during Vincenzo Bellini’s short career, representing his genius more comprehensively than is usually the case with any single work by an operatic composer. This handbook provides the biographical and cultural context of the opera. It gives a full synopsis and an examination of the music and poetry, which is rooted in the aesthetics of early nineteenth-century Italian opera. Professor Kimbell suggests something of the impression Norma has made on our imaginations and sensibilities in the 165 years since it was first produced in Milan in December 1831. He considers the great interpretations of the eponymous leading role. His discussion also embraces Bellini’s work more generally by presenting some of the critical reactions to his music.

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Product IDCOBS012774418
Composer/Artist/Author David R B Kimbell
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publisher Ref No 9780521485142
Language Eng
Media Textbook
No of Pages154
ISBN-100521485142
ISBN-139780521485142

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