So who was Norma’s baby-daddy?

So who was Norma’s baby-daddy?


norman lebrecht

November 03, 2013

Our New York operatic ingenues Elizabeth Frayer and Shawn E Milnes have been to see Bellini’s soprano show at the Met and came away confused. The fat lady sang pretty well (even though she’s not allowed to be fat) but there were big gaps in the back-story that neither the creaky production nor the sketchy  synopsis did anything to clarify. If Norma was a mummy, who was big daddy?

Read here.



  • …don’t know if to cry or laugh. Couldn’t they just read the synopsis published in the program?

  • msmezzoNYC says:

    Seriously, I don’t know why you continue to feature these “reviewers”. If the idea is to have a fresh voice, here is a link to the real thing…a teen who knows everything there is to know about opera, and writes about it with intelligence and real passion for the art.

    You’re welcome.