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Bellini's 'Norma' at the Kennedy Center

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Vincenzo Bellini's "Norma" is a tale of self-interest versus altruism, an opera built around the concept of social upheaval and personal struggle. In its stunning new production of "Norma," intelligently and cleanly directed by Anne Bogart, the Washington National Opera maximizes the causes and effects of those conflicts, without for a moment forsaking the beauty of Bellini's intricate bel...