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30 Nov 2009

Vancouver Opera's Norma pleases, but takes no risks

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/vancouver-operas-norma-pleases-but-takes-no-risks/article1382168/

By Elissa Poole [Globe and Mail, 30 November 2009]

Vancouver Opera’s production of Bellini’s iconic Norma is as conventional as it could be. Its mist-ridden, craggy peaks in an indigo sky and heavy walls in stone and timber are stock sets for gloomy 19th-century tragedy, and its costumes are vintage opera - dark gowns and cloaks, Roman military gear and Druid’s robes in layered, dishwater linens.

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