A declamation piece is something that a student recites while learning to speak in public. How Long Will You Suffer is about a daughter who disobeys her mother.
Claudia Muziocirca Problems playing this file? Oroveso leads the Druids in a procession in the forest to pray for victory against the invading Romans: Go and observe the skies and see when the new moon will show her silver crescent".
The Druids pray that Norma will come and have the courage to broker peace with the Romans: All leave to go to the temple. Pollione and Flavio enter. Although Norma has secretly broken her vows in order to love him and has borne him two children, Pollione tells Flavio that he no longer loves her, having fallen in love with the priestess Adalgisa.
But he expresses some remorse, describing his dream in which Adalgisa was beside him at the altar of Venus and a huge storm arose: They hear the trumpets sounding to announce Norma's arrival. Flavio urges his friend to leave, but Pollione stands firm, proclaiming that he will confront them with a superior power and overthrow their altars: All kneel as she approaches.
Then, with the mistletoe in hand, she approaches the altar with a plea to the moon the"Chaste Goddess": Continuing, she pleads that the goddess shed upon earth that peace which she has created in heaven.
She calls for all to complete the rites and then clear the uninitiated from the grove.
To herself, she declares that she cannot hurt Pollione, but desires that things return to where they used to be: The assembled crowd accepts her cautious approach, and all leave the grove. The Temple of Irminsul in the grove Adalgisa prays at the temple, remembering with some sorrow how she became involved with Pollione.
He enters, telling her that she prays to a cruel god and is not trying to invoke the god of love. While she appears to reject him, he declares Aria: He begs Adalgisa to go with him: Pollione, then Adalgisa, then together: She resists him, but finally appears to agree that they will leave together the following day.
Norma's dwelling[ edit ] Alessandro Sanquirico 's set design for act. She tells Clotilde that Pollione has been recalled to Rome, but does not know if he will take her or how he feels about leaving his children. As Adalgisa approaches, the children are taken away. Adalgisa tells Norma she has fallen in love with a Roman, whom she does not name.
As she describes how she fell in love while waiting at the temple and seeing "his handsome face" appear, Norma recalls as an aside her own feelings for Pollione "my passions, too, burned like this"and more and more, their experiences of falling in love run parallel: Norma and Adalgisa, duet: Adalgisa pleads for help and forgiveness, and Norma pledges that she will do that and will also free her from her vows as a priestess: I forgive you, and sympathise with you".
Through you my long suffering is calmed. Responding, she tells her that he is a Roman, and, at that moment, turns to indicate that it is Pollione who is just then entering the room. As Norma furiously turns to confront Pollione, Adalgisa is confused: She is not guilty, You are the wicked one.
It would have been better to die, than to know this man! There follow angry exchanges among the three, Norma declaring Pollione to be a traitor; he trying to persuade Adalgisa to leave with him; and she angrily telling him to go away.
When he declares that it is his fate to leave Norma, she encourages the young priestess to go with him, but the latter declares that she would rather die. Norma then demands that her lover go, leaving behind his children—and his honour. Norma continues to rage at Pollione, Adalgisa repeats her desire to make him return to Norma, and Pollione curses the day when he met Norma.
Then the sound of the Druids calling Norma to the temple is heard. They report that the angry god, Irminsul, has spoken.
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