Opera Holland Park - Norma Reviews
8 July 2020
Yvonne Howard (Norma), Joseph Wolverton (Pollione)
Yvonne Howard (Norma), Heather Shipp (Adalgisa)

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Norma

Opera Holland Park


No. of reviews: 11

Yvonne Howard was superb, and with Heather Shipp as Adalgisa these are performances not to be missed
30 Jul 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Fine singing from Yvonne Howard in title role of daring Norma
29 Jul 14 / Seen and Heard
Bellini's Norma finds a star with an enthralling voice worthy of the demanding role
27 Jul 14 / Express
Opera Holland Park’s Norma is clunkiness personified
24 Jul 14 / The Spectator
Yvonne Howard and Heather Shipp put in performances of a lifetime as Norma and Adalgisa
23 Jul 14 / Music OMH
Olivia Fuchs finds a satisfyingly contemporary resonance
22 Jul 14 / Classical Source
Yvonne Howard brings depth and credibility to the notoriously taxing title role
22 Jul 14 / The Stage
Bellini's bel canto classic in an arid staging, saved by some great singing
21 Jul 14 / What's on Stage
An effective updating of Bellini's opera boasts an admirable lead performance
21 Jul 14 / Telegraph
The music of Bellini's opera struggles to match the modern context into which it's thrust by Olivia Fuchs
21 Jul 14 / The Guardian
Bel canto meets Abu Gharaib
21 Jul 14 / Bachtrack
Production details
Cast
Howard, Shipp, Wolverton, Watson, Coad, Yun
(c) Robinson/Lam (d) Fuchs
Performance dates
19, 23, 25, 31 July, 2, 6, 8 August 2014
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