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  • Simon Maguire
  •  and Elizabeth Forbes

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Tragedia lirica in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini to a libretto by Felice Romani after Alexandre Soumet’s verse tragedy Norma; Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 26 December 1831.

Norma was written as the second of two operas planned in summer 1830 for Milan, for which Bellini was paid an unprecedented 12 000 lire. Romani’s libretto uses themes from several earlier works: Jouy’s libretto ...

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Siena, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Biblioteca