From the Bavarian State Opera in Munich: "Norma" by Vincenzo Bellini, conducted by Friedrich Haider, directed by Jürgen Rose. With Edita Gruberova (Norma), Zoran Todorovich (Pollione), Sonia Ganassi (Adalgisa) and Roberto Scandiuzzi (Oroveso). The reigning queen of bel canto, Edita Gruberova has laid the cornerstone for a new "Norma" legend in her first stage performance of this virtuoso role. The premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's opera at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich marked a resounding new triumph in the singer's career. Edita Gruberova fulfilled all expectations. And in view of her great predecessors Callas, Caballé and Sutherland, these expectations were clearly very high. The expressive intensity of the one, the velvet timbre of the other, the brilliance of the third - Gruberova united all the strengths of the prima donnas of the past in her interpretation of a Norma that has already become a new high point in the history of this role.