Canadian Opera Company has assembled a commendable Norma that is long on ritual imagery and war machinery.
Norma in Salzburg
This Salzburg Norma is not new news. This superb production was first seen at the Salzburg Festival’s springtime Whitsun Festival in 2013 with this same cast. It will now travel to a few major European cities.
Norma in San Francisco
It was a Druid orgy that overtook the War Memorial. Magnificent singing, revelatory conducting, off-the-wall staging (a compliment, sort of).