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Politics and Love: An Introduction to Norma


Norma, a druid priestess, is torn between love for those she leads, and a secret passion for Pollione, the Roman enemy of her people. She bears him two children before discovering he has begun an affair with her younger acolyte, Adalgisa. From the entangled story lines of Norma, Pollione, and Adalgisa, to the underlying conflict between the Druids and the Romans, Norma is all about relationships. Join us as we introduce you to some helpful background information on this masterpiece, and give you an inside look at the complicated love triangle.


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The Opera That Changed My Life: Field Trips

Interacting with opera from a young age has proven to be an important factor in developing a lifelong relationship with the art. A person's first opera experience, whether as a family outing or a school field trip, should be profound and memorable.




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The Opera That Changed My Life: BACK TO SCHOOL


School starts next week (or may have already started for some), and a course in French literature at Queen's University started a "lifetime joy" of opera for one person.



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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001



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