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Appearance matters for DVDs,
This review is from: Norma: Bavarian State Orchestra [DVD]  (DVD)
The singing is generally good, but two things grate with the production: Gruberova at the age of 61 is playing the part of a young, nubile priestess. This is a suspension of belief too far.
The other problem is the fact that the performers wear a sort of period costume which could well represent the Roman period of occupation, but the chorus hand round sub machine guns while singing that "the Roman javelins are still stronger than than the axes of the Sigambrians".
This is yet another production coming out of Germany which could easily be made more credible.