Nothing special here in the third YouTube clip from Decca in advance of the new Norma recording. Just a minute in length, with Cecilia giggling, Sumi Jo clowning and John Osborn smiling broadly during the recording sessions.
The clip announces at one point, “Tempos, keys and cut sections are re-established following Bellini’s own sources.” It will certainly have lots of critics digging deep into their insults dictionary, though this blogger can’t wait!
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.