Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Sonya Yoncheva to Star in Bellini's NORMA at the Met in February

Sonya Yoncheva to Star in Bellini's NORMA at the Met in February

Maestro Maurizio Benini leads a cast that also stars Ekaterina Gubanova as Adalgisa, Michael Spyres as Pollione, and Christian Van Horn as Oroveso.

After her highly acclaimed performances as Fedora earlier this month, soprano Sonya Yoncheva will return on February 28 for her Met role debut as the fearless title priestess of Bellini's scorching Bel Canto drama Norma. Yoncheva has previously performed the role in leading opera houses, including Covent Garden, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu, and the Bavarian State Opera. The extraordinary cast also includes mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Norma's protégée turned rival, Adalgisa; tenor Michael Spyres-who made his Met stage debut as Idomeneo earlier this season-as Norma's unfaithful lover, Pollione; and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Norma's father, Oroveso. Maurizio Benini conducts David McVicar's fiery production, which played to sold-out audiences when it premiered in 2017. The creative team also includes set designer Robert Jones, costume designer Moritz Junge, lighting designer Paule Constable, and movement director Leah Hausman.


Norma Broadcasts on Radio and Online

The February 28, March 8, and March 25 performances of Norma will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM Channel 355. The March 25 performance will also be broadcast over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Audio from the March 8 performance will be streamed live on the Met's website, metopera.org.

     

For more information on Norma, including casting by date, please click here.

Photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera



Houston Grand Opera Announces 2023 CONCERT OF ARIAS Winners Photo
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has announced the winners for this year's Concert of Arias, the 35th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this evening at the Wortham Theater Center and livestreamed for audiences at home.   

Houston Grand Opera Announces New $22 Million Fund Within The HGO Endowment Photo
At tonight's annual Concert of Arias, the 35th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, Houston Grand Opera announced that Sarah and Ernest Butler have created a new fund within the HGO Endowment valued at $22 million, the largest philanthropic investment in the 68-year history of the organization. The company also announced that its acclaimed training program for young artists has been renamed the Sarah and Ernest Butler Houston Grand Opera Studio.

Teatro Grattacielo Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring DON GIOVANNI & More Photo
Teatro Grattacielo has announced its 2022-23 Season, featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni on June 16 & 17, 2023 at Riverside Theater.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At SALOME At Canadian Opera Company Photo
Get a first look at Canadian Opera Company's SALOME! A dance—perhaps the most famous one in history—precedes a macabre kiss and an execution in this opera by Richard Strauss. An explosive, modernist score propels the action, redefining musical storytelling.


More Hot Stories For You


Teatro Grattacielo Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring DON GIOVANNI & MoreTeatro Grattacielo Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring DON GIOVANNI & More
February 3, 2023

Teatro Grattacielo has announced its 2022-23 Season, featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni on June 16 & 17, 2023 at Riverside Theater.

Hungarian State Opera Presents THE WOODEN PRINCEHungarian State Opera Presents THE WOODEN PRINCE
February 2, 2023

On 11 February 2023, the Hungarian State Opera presents a Bartók double bill featuring two of his pieces that enjoyed their world premieres at the Budapest Opera House over a hundred years ago. The Wooden Prince is staged with a new choreography by László Velekei, whereas Bluebeard’s Castle can be seen in the 2018 production by the Danish star director Kasper Holten.

Bronx Opera Company Presents LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This WeekendBronx Opera Company Presents LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Weekend
January 27, 2023

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.    

Guild Opera Company Presents TOSCA This WeekendGuild Opera Company Presents TOSCA This Weekend
January 24, 2023

The great opera TOSCA will be presented by Guild Opera Company on Friday January 27th and Saturday January 28th at 7:30 PM at River of the Valley in Canoga Park.

Bronx Opera Company to Present LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This MonthBronx Opera Company to Present LADY IN THE DARK Beginning This Month
January 21, 2023

The Bronx Opera Company will open its 56th season with the landmark musical LADY IN THE DARK, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart.  Performances will be on Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29 Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5.