Sat, Apr. 22, 2023, 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm | Main Stage
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.
Venue: Main Stage, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 7,00 EUR to 119,00 EUR