Utah Arts Review – Soprano Marjorie Owens looking forward to Utah Opera debut in Bellini’s “Norma”

by Edward Reichel

Utah Opera will close its season this weekend with Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma. This marks the first time in its history that the company has presented Bellini’s 1831 opera

Singing the title role is the American soprano Marjorie Owens, who will be making her Utah Opera debut. This will only be her second time singing the role, having debuted it in 2016 with the English National Opera. “That was in English, so I’m looking forward to singing it in Italian,” Owens said.

The soprano adds that she adores the character of the Druid priestess—a woman who is caught in a dangerous love triangle between her secret Roman lover Pollione and her best friend Adalgisa. “Norma is infuriated through several scenes, and I love letting loose!”

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