|Giulia Grisi as Norma|
So I can't resist sharing this bit of Norma-philia. It's Montserrat Caballe and Tatiana Troyano in 1977 at La Scala, under Sr. Gavazzini:
This is from the recent, puzzling CD release by Cecilia Bartoli, with the lady herself as Norma and Sumi Jo as Adalgisa:
One of my favorite videos from the popular variety shows of the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is from 1970, and I don't have to tell you who, but no other credit is given on YouTube:
This is what we are told are shining examples from our own age. I with hold judgement on this statement:
More for historic interest than real charm--which is unusual for the two principals.
This is fascinating on so many levels! Marilyn Horne and Leontyne Price, 1982.
...and because you can't do a Norma post without Callas:
There are quite a few i spared you. You may thank me at your leisure.