Composer Vincenzo Bellini. Libretto by Felice Romani.

Tragedia lirica in two acts (1831)

recommended for 14 years and older

In Italian. With German and English surtitles. Premiere 21.1.2006.

Duration est. 3 hours 15 minutes


A grand decorative opera on the one hand: ancient saga! War between Rome and Gaul, but Norma is also a psychologically fine-grained chamber play about a highly complex woman in the throes of terrible conflicts: Norma, high priestess of the Druids and mistress of the Roman proconsul Pollione. When she is betrayed, this "Casta Diva", this "chaste goddess" is determined to take revenge. It all ends terribly: a love-death burning at the stake! The madness, ecstasy and beauty of total bel canto!