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A night at the opera

Bellini's Norma

bellini's norma opera

What better way to spice up your holiday in Mallorca with a trip to the opera? It's the Teatro Principal in Palma's 32nd season of opera and ballet this year and with prices at only €10 to €65 a ticket, you can't afford to miss the opportunity to see one of the productions this season.

Coming up is the opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, who you'll probably know because he has a drink named after him! The production, brought to Palma by the Teatro de San Carlos de Napoles features an international cast in the main roles with music by the Balearic Islands' Symphony Orchestra and the Teatro Principal's choir on vocal backing.

Norma is an Italian tragic opera, originally produced in 1831 in Milan's La Scala and tells the story of Norma, a priestess, lover, and mother subject to wild contradictions set against the backdrop of a Roman invasion against the local druids. The plot combines Greek tragedy, the Celtic cult of nature and the remorse of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, largely derived from Norma's vengeful rivalry caused by the unrequited love of the Roman Proconsul Pollio.

Next week, you'll be able to see Yolanda Auyanet, a young soprano from Las Palmas in the role of Norma, and she joins a list of singers who have played the part including Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, and Montserrat Caballé!

The dates and times are:

Wednesday 6th June, 20:00

Friday 8th June, 20:00

Sunday 10th June 18:00

with Act 1 lasting 85 minutes, a 25 minute intermission and Act 2 60 minutes.

Now, the nice thing about this season is that if you want to go to the theatre and are not based in Palma, the theatre has laid on special buses from different parts of Mallorca which can be booked when you purchase your tickets online. Isn't that a great idea?