Dallas Opera presents Norma
In this outstanding John Conklin production from Cincinnati Opera, set during the Roman occupation of Gaul in 50 B.C., a passionate love triangle in the midst of a deepening culture clash leads to dangerous consequences. A Druid high priestess, Norma, is in the throes of despair after discovering that her lover, a Roman proconsul with whom she has two children, may have been unfaithful. Pollione confesses to a friend that he no longer loves Norma. His amorous attentions are now focused on Adalgisa, a young novice priestess, who returns his love and he brushes aside a warning about Norma’s capacity for rage. Amidst the turmoil of the occupation and impending revolution, Norma is driven to the brink of insanity, convinced of her betrayal and fearing disgrace for her fatherless children.