Malvern Hills Opera

NORMA

by Bellini

Directed by Tom Boyd - Music Director William Bell

Performed at the Malvern Festival Theatre in June, 1996. Review below.

PRINCIPALS: Norma - Dorothy Norman; Pollione - Patrick Briddon; Adalgisa - Josephine Williamson; Oreveso - Edward Chetcuti

 

 

REVIEW

THE MALVERN GAZETTE

"Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece Norma was a bold choice for this company but clearly producer Tom Boyd thought his players could handle it. He was right. Seldom have I see such style and clarity in an amateur production. It (Norma) all ends unhappily for everyone. For a lesser company this could spell disaster. Too often have I detected titters rather than tears among the audience. Not this time. The orchestra, directed by William Bell, and the company, produced a considerable tingle factor in the last act. If you don’t do anything else this week see Norma and support this talented company."

David Griffin

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