Rule is a term that comes from Latin and means “squad”. A norm is a rule that must be respected and that allows to adjust certain behaviors or activities.
For instance: “The fine imposed on him was due to his driving at 120 kilometers per hour in a highway which, as a rule, allows a maximum speed of 110 kilometers per hour “, “Excuse me, but you can’t smoke here; it is a norm of the establishment “, “This institution has rules that must be respected by all its members, without exceptions”.
The concept of norm in law and in linguistics
In the field of straight, a norm is a legal precept. The legal norms can be divided into peremptory norms (They are independent of the will of the subject since they cannot dispense with their content) and operative norms (They are dispensable from the principle of autonomy of the will).
For the linguistics, the norm is the set of habitual uses that the speakers of a tongue carry out in everyday life. Some theorists proposed other definitions, considering the usual grammatical constructions or the prototypical realizations of phonetics as norms.
Rule It is also a fairly frequent feminine name in Spain Y Latin America, although also used in other countries. The Argentine actress Norma Aleandro, the spanish actress Norma Duval and the canadian actress Norma Shearer are some of the public personalities that bear that name.
Rule, finally, it is the Latin name of a constellation found in the hemisphere south between Scorpio Y Centaur. The Carpenter’s Rule, Rule, The Rules Game Y Level are other names by which this constellation is known whose formal name is Norma et Regula.
Norma, the opera by Bellini and Cecilia Bartoli
Norma is the name of a tragedy lyric written by the Italian librettist Felice Romani and with music by the renowned composer Vincenzo Bellini. The plot is based on an epic story created by the French poet Alexandre Soumet and is found among the greatest exponents of bel canto music. Its premiere took place on December 26, 1831, and its aria called “Casta diva”, performed by the artist herself. Rule, became one of the most remembered of its century and its success has extended to the present.
As in many other cases, the essence of this opera has been lost, in pursuit of performances that favor the most celebrated figures in the world of music. lyric: the sopranos. In principle, the role of Norma was conceived for a dark, low voice, generally associated with a mezzo-soprano; in the same way, Adalgisa, the name of the character with whom the husband of the former falls in love, was intended for a soprano. History, however, has inverted the chord types of these roles, allowing the singer in charge of representing Norma to use the tools of her voice to show off ornaments and high notes. that had not been written.
This is where the bright and controversial Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, who together with a group of prominent artists has performed an unprecedented recording of the Opera Norma, trying to rediscover her true meaning, her original character, seeking to show the public the work that Bellini actually wrote, almost two hundred years ago.
This is such a mission risky as exciting, thanks to which the whole world has the opportunity to hear for the first time endless details of the expressiveness and range of emotions, which had been lost in time. A character which is usually shown as a Super woman, finally returns to be of flesh and blood, struggling between duty and love.