Norma – Cagliari

Opera by Vincenzo Bellini, presented by Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in 2014.

DirectorStephen Medcalf
DesignerNicky Shaw
LightingSimon Corder

“The tragedy of souls, Bellini’s “Norma” – in the Cagliari setting directed by Stephen Medcalf, with scenes and costumes by Nicky Shaw and the beautiful lighting design by Simon Corder – lives again in a new postmodern era, between the eighteenth and nineteenth century, in a hypothetical Spain invaded by French troops, between echoes of Francisco Goya’s art and the pictorial suggestions of Romanticism.” – Anna B, Opera World, 16 May 2014

“…Nicky Shaw has created the disturbing scenes inspired by the alienating and misty landscapes of the German painter Caspar David Friedrich, well dramatized by the lighting of Simon Corder, who exploited the few and rough elements with special sharpness and refinement. A staging, therefore, with a great atmosphere to enhance the unusual characteristics of Norma…” – Myriam Quaquero, GBOPERA Magazine, 28 April 2014