The St. Petersburg Opera theatre will present the premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's opera “Norma” directed by People’s Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov on September 4 and October 21, 2021.
The work of Bellini was written by him in 1831, on the plot of the then popular tragedy “Norma, ossia L'infanticidio” by Alexandre Soumet. Since then it has become a bestseller of the world opera stage. Despite of the success of this work, it is not frequently staged opera today. The St. Petersburg Opera continues the tradition of introducing the St. Petersburg audience the unknown masterpieces of world classics.
Alexandrov’s approaches give the viewer an opportunity to look at the classics from a new perspective, to see the feelings of the characters as close to the present as possible. In his production, Bellini's immortal masterpiece takes on a new sound, colors, and meanings, and brings life to the stage of the St. Petersburg Opera.