Musica Viva’s compelling Norma on opening night in Hong Kong needed greater balance between the opera leads

//Musica Viva’s compelling Norma on opening night in Hong Kong needed greater balance between the opera leads

Musica Viva’s compelling Norma on opening night in Hong Kong needed greater balance between the opera leads

Treacherous and malevolent at times, poignant and reflective at others, Norma is a role that requires a gamut of human emotions unparalleled in the operatic canon. It calls for a voice with remarkable vocal agility and fluctuation in tone quality, and any attempt nowadays invites comparison with the great Normas that came before: Montserrat Caballé, Joan Sutherland and, of course, Maria Callas.As such, Meryl Dominguez – the Cuban-American soprano who replaced Laura Alonso Padín on opening night…

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