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Cecilia did her own thing, but,
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This review is from: Bellini: Norma (Audio CD)
This recording lacks the pace/force throughout to turn it into something tragic. From curtain rise in Act I, we should be picked up and swept along to the curtain's fall at the end. For me, the key scene is the trio between Norma, Adalgesa and Polioni. If there's no fury, there's no point. There was no fury evident. This is an interesting interpretation, but not suitable for anyone who does not know Callas'. It is akin to the alternative versions of Swan Lake v the original. The former are no substitute for the latter.