Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera

A close-knit community's way of life is threatened by unstoppable change. The people want war. Their priestess Norma, secretly in love with one of the enemy, resists. But now he has a new love. And in the face of his betrayal, it seems Norma is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Award-winning director Christopher Alden returns to ENO for our first-ever production of Bellini's masterpiece, NORMA. Celebrated for its finely shaped melodies and exquisite arias, NORMA is full of ravishing music. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

This critically acclaimed production sets the action in a rural community in the mid-19th century. Rising star soprano Marjorie Owens sings the demanding title role, alongside Peter Auty as the love-rat Pollione who cheats on her. Bel canto specialist Stephen Lord conducts.

For tickets and more information, visit www.eno.org/whats-on/norma.

Photo Credit: Roy Tan

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Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

Photo Coverage: First Look at Bellini's NORMA at English National Opera
NORMA at English National Opera

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As one who has been an Art Director in several notable advertising agencies, one can easily see how that has influenced Roy's photographic work. Mainly spending his time as a portrait photographer, but when time allows, his other passion takes him to the musical theatre. It is here, that he captures special moments in time to be immortalized. His photographs capture the essence of the subject, and often, the character of the individuals they are portraying. Roy is the official photographer for Musical Theatre Review in London UK.

At the moment, Roy is preparing for his book and photo exhibition showcasing people that have contributed to making the theatrical stage a magical place. Easily recognizable artists that have been photographed so far include Bea Arthur, Chaim Topol, Chita Rivera, Elaine Stritch, Julie Walters, to name but a few roytan3.wix.com/exhibition ( no need to under line )

Over the last 15 years, nearly all the West End photo-calls have seen Roy's presence. He has also been the Official Photographer for a few noted West End / Off West End productions, Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures at Sadler's Wells Theatre, Soho Cinders by Elliot Davis, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe at Soho Theatre, Crazy For You at Novello Theatre ( winner of the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival ), Merry Me A Little at St James Theatre. A new play Savage by Claudio Macor at The Art?s Theatre ,Gertrude at Theatre N 16. And Richard Stirling?s A Princess Undone.

In the current climate of media awareness, Roy is a firm believer that the photographer should be an integral member of any production team. Especially in its early stages, when a production is not yet open to the public, it is down to the photographer to help raise public awareness. He strongly feels that they should be recognized for their work when bringing a show to life. For that reason, it is his mission to make sure that their contribution should be reflected in all official engagements. This should include promotional pamphlets, websites and theatre programs.

For more details go to www.roytan.zenfolio.com