For those whom Puccini is considered as Bel Canto as Bellini, this Norma is for you. Indeed you might quite enjoy it, and think highly of it (evident from the previous reviews). However, Only Ganassi is recognizably Bellinian. Cedolins' coloratura, contrary to what other reviews said, is smudgy at best, and her phrasing is distorted. But recording is nonetheless no worse than those by Papian or Dessi, and does not stand up to comparison with the great and respectable Normas of the past - Callas, Sutherland, Caballe, even Scotto, Gencer, Deutekom, Bumbry, Verrett and Elinor Ross.