Come Back to me
After finding herself raised up to the level of some of the genre's most celebrated singers on Sonya Yoncheva takes on the ambitious role of Bellini's iconic high-priestess in this explosive production from Sir David McVicar. A blazing love story, Norma is the story of a high priestess and her lover, Pollione, a soldier of the occupying Roman army. With torn between her own happiness and that of other people, Bellini applies the pressure, leading to a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Perfect for fans of Bel Canto, drama and passion!
What is the story?
Norma is the story of a high priestess whose people are threatened by the invasion of the Roman army. Torn between duty and desire, Norma falls in love with Pollione, a soldier, and bears his children. When Pollione's eye strays to her protege Adalgisa, Norma is stuck in a quagmire, should she reveal her betrayal to her people? War and the anger of the gods is invoked in this highly emotive drama that pits love against the bitter-sweet taste of revenge.