Norma by the Numbers

Our upcoming production, Norma is a phenomenal production that displays Angela Meade’s and Jamie Barton’s electric vocals. But Norma is a huge production in more ways than voice. There are some rather impressive and interesting numbers to note that an opera goer might not think about during the show.

Angela Meade as the title character in Norma at Washington National Opera (2013)

Angela Meade as the title character in Norma at Washington National Opera (2013)

Before opera fans even see the show, a crew of 46 people helped load in the set.

The giant set includes a unique assortment of props, perhaps the most notable being 1 giant full moon.

Let’s talk about costumes for a second. Norma’s bronze and elaborately beaded bodice alone required 18 hours for a very talented seamstress to assemble.

The story of Norma features 2 fiery divas, not battling out for the love of one man, but instead joining forces in this ultimate girl power opera. The show features a total of 6 principal artists, 43 chorus members, 12 adult supers, 2 child supers and 7 dancers.

Norma opens November 21st and runs through December 13th. Be sure to grab tickets to the performance that the New York Times states is an opera “that every opera lover should hear.” Keep an eye out for the giant moon!

For tickets and more information about Norma and LA Opera’s current season, check out our website.


Audrey Register is a journalism and public relations major at Belmont University, graduating in May of 2016. Originally from North Carolina, she is currently an intern at LA Opera and also an opera newbie.

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One Response to Norma by the Numbers

  1. Just LOOKING MAGICAL! I LOVE OPERA! SPECIALLY NORMA! And Baroque! The simplistic beauty looks GREAT and gives the lyrics a deeper meaning. I only wish I lived nearby!

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