You might not know it, but starting this Friday, October 26, through Sunday, November 4 is National Opera Week. Looking for a way to celebrate? Try seeing Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “Norma,” presented by the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) this Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. “Norma,” first pe...

This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Operaopens the season with Vincenzo Bellini's tragic lyric opera,Norma, performed in two acts.  Soprano Renata Scotta, known for her performances of Norma in the 1980s, called the lead role the "Everest of Opera" (The New York Times on September 20, 2017).  "Singing the role of Norma is the holy grai...