• Norma

Sunday 08. Mar. 2020, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm | Main Stage Premiere

Vincenzo Bellini


Introduction at 5.20 pm

In the darkness of a forest, a priestess entreats the goddess of the moon for peace. There is war everywhere: between men and women, father and daughter, a struggle for land and people, fuelled by love, sex and faith – at the risk of personal happiness. Everyone seems willing to die and sacrifice: themselves, the enemy, their own children. Norma secretly loved the enemy, hiding their children and threatening her rival. Now she herself is betrayed. She treads a path of suffering through rage and desperation, ultimately leading her to a pyre she sets on fire herself. It is a sacrifice of a mother who was willing to kill her children; of a leader who instigated a war; of an unhappy woman who gives herself over to the flames: Norma must die. Does love triumph in the end?

Director: Yona Kim
Set Designer: Christian Schmidt
Costume Designer: Falk Bauer
Dramaturgy: Angela Beuerle
Lighting Designer: Reinhard Traub
Videodesign: Philip Bußmann

Premiere: March 6th, 2020

2 hours 55 minutes | A break of about 25 minutes
1st part: 85 minutes, 2nd part: 65 minutes

In Italian with German and English surtitles
Supported by the Foundation for the Support of the Hamburg State Opera and by the J.J. Ganzer Foundation

The premiere of Norma will be broadcast live on NDR Kultur on March 8, 2020

Venue: Main Stage, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 8,00 EUR to 195,00 EUR

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