Torn between love and loyalty to her people, what will she sacrifice?

A close-knit community’s way of life is threatened by unstoppable change. The people want war. Their priestess Norma, secretly in love with one of the enemy, resists. But now he has a new love. And in the face of his betrayal, it seems Norma is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Award-winning director Christopher Alden returns to ENO for our first-ever production of Bellini’s masterpiece. Celebrated for its finely shaped melodies and exquisite arias, Norma is full of ravishing music.

This critically acclaimed production sets the action in a rural community in the mid-19th century. Rising star soprano Marjorie Owens sings the demanding title role, alongside Peter Auty as the love-rat Pollione who cheats on her. Bel canto specialist Stephen Lord conducts.

'Musically a first-class show'

The Guardian

‘A triumph'

The Stage

Running Time
3hrs 00mins

Tickets available from £12 – £125 / 500 tickets available at every performance for £20 or less.

Pre performance talk
24 Feb 2016
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Signed Performance
7 Mar 2016
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences. For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or

New production supported by the English National Opera Trust and the American Friends of ENO


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