Opera

PREMIERE

Vincenzo Bellini

Norma

Lyrische Tragödie in zwei Akten

Text Felice Romani

Saturday 22. February 2025 One intermission Main Stage
Area 1 255 €
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255 €

Area 2 209 €
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209 €

Area 3 180 €
Area 3

180 €

Area 4 122 €
Area 4

122 €

Area 5 94 €
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94 €

Area 6 69 €
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69 €

Area 7 45 €
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45 €

Area 8 30 €
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30 €

Area 9 18 €
Area 9

18 €

Standing room
Standing room


Cast at
22. February 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Michele Mariotti

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard

10 more dates

Norma

Cast at Wednesday 19. February 2025

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
U27  
Norma

Cast at Monday 3. March 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Michele Mariotti

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Goldener Cycle
Goldener Cycle

Season 2023/2024

A must for opera connoisseurs: a cycle that brings together important works, works by various master directors and the most sought-after performers in the music world!

10. October 2023: LA TRAVIATA
21. October 2023: DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
13. December 2023: TURANDOT
17. February 2024: IL TRITTICO

 

Norma

Cast at Thursday 6. March 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Michele Mariotti

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 17
Subscription 17

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

14. September 2023: DON QUIXOTE
09. November 2023: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
14. December 2023: ELEKTRA
07. March 2024: ANIMAL FARM
27. June 2024: FALSTAFF

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

19. September 2024: BALLET: SCHWANENSEE
05. December 2024: PALESTRINA
30. January 2025: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
06. March 2025: NORMA
03. April 2025: COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Norma

Cast at Sunday 9. March 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Michele Mariotti

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Cycle »Neuproduktionen«
Cycle »Neuproduktionen«

Season 2024/2025

The series of premiere productions are undoubtedly among the most sought-after performances for audiences. Attention is focused equally on the scenic and musical reinterpretations of key works of music theater literature.

29. September 2024: DON CARLO
16. October 2024: FIN DE PARTIE (PREMIERE)
9. March 2025: NORMA
6. April 2025. IOLANTA
5. May 2025: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
1. June 2025: TANNHÄUSER

Norma

Cast at Wednesday 12. March 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Michele Mariotti

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 10
Subscription 10

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

20. September 2023: TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
10. January 2024: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
21. February 2024: DON PASQUALE
17. April 2024: DIE KAMELIENDAME
26. June 2024: COSÌ FAN TUTTE

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

20. November 2024: MANON
11. December 2024: IL TROVATORE
05. Febuary 2025: BALLET: DORNRÖSCHEN
12. March 2025: NORMA
02. April 2025: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Norma

Cast at Saturday 15. March 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Antonino Fogliani

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

U27  
Norma

Cast at Friday 16. May 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Antonino Fogliani

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 8
Subscription 8

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

08. September 2023: DON PASQUALE
06. October 2023: LA TRAVIATA
29. December 2023: SHIFTING SYMMETRIES
19. April 2024: DON GIOVANNI
17. May 2024: THE TEMPEST

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

08. November 2024: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
06. December 2024: BALLET: THE WINTER’S TALE
07. Febuary 2025: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
16. May 2025: NORMA
13. June 2025: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

Norma

Cast at Tuesday 20. May 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Antonino Fogliani

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 220 €
Area 1

220 €

Area 2 175 €
Area 2

175 €

Area 3 140 €
Area 3

140 €

Area 4 100 €
Area 4

100 €

Area 5 76 €
Area 5

76 €

Area 6 52 €
Area 6

52 €

Area 7 36 €
Area 7

36 €

Area 8 25 €
Area 8

25 €

Area 9 15 €
Area 9

15 €

Standing room
Standing room

U27   Included in: Subscription 2
Subscription 2

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

14. November 2023: LE GRAND MACABRE
20. February 2024: IL TRITTICO
02. April 2024: RUSALKA
21. May 2024: IM SIEBTEN HIMMEL
18. June 2024: NABUCCO

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

17. September 2024: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
12. November 2024: DON PASQUALE
01. April 2025: DON GIOVANNI
20. May 2025: NORMA
10. June 2025: BALLET: PATHÉTIQUE

Norma

Cast at Friday 23. May 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Antonino Fogliani

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 5
Subscription 5

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

15. September 2023: DAPHNE
13. October 2023: IL TRITTICO
01. December 2023: DON PASQUALE
24. May 2024: IM SIEBTEN HIMMEL
21. June 2024: FALSTAFF

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

18. October 2024: COSÌ FAN TUTTE
17. January 2025: TURANDOT
21. March 2025: L’ELISIR D’AMORE
11. April 2025: BALLET: PATHÉTIQUE
23. May 2025: NORMA

Norma

Cast at Monday 26. May 2025

Musikalische Leitung

Antonino Fogliani

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Nicolas Doremus

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

Licht

Julien Boizard
Area 1 220 €
Area 1

220 €

Area 2 175 €
Area 2

175 €

Area 3 140 €
Area 3

140 €

Area 4 100 €
Area 4

100 €

Area 5 76 €
Area 5

76 €

Area 6 52 €
Area 6

52 €

Area 7 36 €
Area 7

36 €

Area 8 25 €
Area 8

25 €

Area 9 15 €
Area 9

15 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 14
Subscription 14

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

18. September 2023: DAPHNE
16. October 2023: IL TRITTICO
13. November 2023: GOLDBERG VARIATIONEN
26. February 2024: DON PASQUALE
24. June 2024: COSÌ FAN TUTTE

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

16. September 2024: BALLET: SCHWANENSEE
21. October 2024: MACBETH
31. March 2025: IOLANTA
28. April 2025: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
26. May 2025: NORMA

About the Production

Short Summary

Norma is a Gaulish druid priestess who is committed to the peace-bringing goddess of the moon and fertility.

She refuses to give the war-hungry Gauls the signal to revolt against Roman rule. She keeps the two children she has had in secret marriage to the Roman Pollione hidden from her compatriots. When her husband tries to cheat on her with a younger woman, her existence threatens to collapse. She overcomes the temptation to kill her children and punish her rival. Her self-disclosure saves their lives.

Act 1 90 min
Intermission 25 min
Act 2 60 min

Vincenzo Bellini's Norma score includes not only the "infinite melody" of the high priestess's prayer to the moon goddess ("Casta diva"), not only the enchanting seduction song of the Roman proconsul Pollione ("Vieni a Roma...") or the two duets of the high priestess and novice, which savor all the magic of two soprano voices singing with and against each other. These icons of bel canto are embedded in a musical structure rich in contrasts. This leads from a passionately moving overture to the orchestrally evoked nocturnal atmospheric magic of the introduction to highly dramatic ensemble confrontations and furious choral numbers, which are always flanked by dramaturgically precisely calculated stage orchestral interventions. The maelstrom of the grand final climax at the end of Norma's plaintive plea to her father then brings all the voices together and transcends the action.

Bellini created his opera together with his preferred librettist, Felice Romani, who was admired for the elegance, melodiousness and pathos of his verses, and for the tragedienne Giuditta Pasta, who had set new standards in Rossini's seria roles: the acting soulfulness of her roles was considered unparalleled and her voice fascinated with its unprecedented modulation and expressiveness. The tragedy of the same name by Alexandre Soumet, which had recently been created in Paris, was chosen as the model for the new opera. In a letter, Bellini wrote to Pasta with the following words: "I hope that this subject will suit your taste: Romani considers it very effective and appropriate to your encyclopaedic character."

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