17.04.2011 13.Nisan, 5771
Dimitra Theodossiou brings her virtuoso soprano to one of the most difficult roles in opera, Bellini’s ‘Norma.’
When it comes to meriting the label of child prodigy, Vincenzo Bellini (1801- 1835) outdid even Mozart. He started learning music theory at two years old and was a capable piano player by age five. Legend has it that he could already sing arias from famous operas when he was 18 months old.
Together with Verdi and Donizetti, Bellini is one of the greatest representatives of 19th-century Italian opera. His main output in a very short life is comprised almost exclusively of operas. Apart from the 11 operas he wrote, there are several songs….