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L’Elisir d’Amore at Covent Garden Norma at the Grange – Bellini not at all Dreamy hen thinking of Norma, most of us W remember dreamy music, as in the aria Casta Diva, the nocturne-like spell supposed to have given Chopin the impetus for his set of pieces bearing that title (though he was not the Photo: Johann Persson first in that field). But Norma is actually full of sturdy stuff right from the splendid overture and that silly march – how fequently does Bellini sound like early Verdi! The performance at the Grange (I was present on July 1st) gave a good account of the opera Dieskau he cannot convince me that he was particularly fond of singing Nemorino, he with the English Chamber Orchestra in the pit understands the true nature of Evil. seemed slightly ill at ease in Una furtiva lagrima; well conducted by Stephen Barlow. Martin nevertheless, here is a voice which is destined Constantine’s production was pleasantly straight- Royal Opera Revive L’Elisir d’Amore for greatness. The vocal bouquet undoubtedly forward, although he could not resist the went to Diana Damrau whose Adina has current fad of up-dating: electric light and what aniel Dooner’s re-staging of Laurent matured into a thing of beauty and sensitivity. looked like Kalashnikovs – but why did the D Pelly’s 2006 Paris production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, first staged at Covent Garden Of the other parts, Anthony Michaels-Moore’s Belcore was musically bellowed and dramatic- High Priestess of the Druids hang out in the kitchen? There was an impressive set which the following year, certainly made the most of ally lively. Simone Alaimo thoroughly enjoyed turned and turned again on a revolve as often as Pelly’s delight in ebullience and energetic move- himself and succeeded in infecting the audience the crescent moon shone and disappeared. ments for both soloists and chorus on May 12. with his Dulcamara, although I could have But a good Norma depends on the triangle I still find Pelly’s decision to move the done with fewer le
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