Only the outstanding «first ladies» of musical theatre shined in the role of Norma Desmond (the first performers were Patti LuPone and eight-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close). The Yerevan production will follow the tradition of inviting an internationally recognized star to playNorma. The production will star the actress and singer TAMARA GVERDTSITELI.
The role of Norma Desmond will become a new peak in the theatrical career of the famous singer. Her artistic potential, blossoming voice, and strong connection with her character allow us to claim that she will be a unique and extraordinary Norma.
The New York Times dedicated an entire front page to Gverdtsiteli. She gave sold-out concerts at Millennium Theater in New York, Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto, Olympia Concert Hall in Paris, Moscow Kremlin Palace, New York's Carnegie Hall, and Assembly Hall. She was named the "Russian Edith Piaf" in Paris, and the New York Times expressed its astonishment with her unique timbre. Michel Legrand admired the voice of the "brilliant Tamrico"; her associates call her " the great master of the stage," and millions of fans have admired her talent. The top 20 videos featuring Tamara Gverdtsiteli on YouTube have collected over 50 million views.
In her work, Gverdtsiteli harmonizes "the music of the world,"academic pop-music, and "modern jazz." Meantime, she has been successfully working in theater. In 1991, she played the role of Joan of Arc in the rock opera "The White Crow" by Ukrainian composer Gennady Tatarchenko. She played Dulcinea and Aldonza in the play "Man from La Mancha," co-starring with Vladimir Zeldin. On the Ukrainian opera stage, Gverdtsiteli performed the part of Carmen, partnering with the soloist of "La Scala" Giovanni Rubikiesu as Jose. Gverdtsiteli's most recent theatrical work is Poulenc's mono-opera "The Human Voice."