Friday, November 14 | 20:30 | Schauspielhaus (Studio)
Language: Polish (with English Subtitles) | Running time: approx. 60 minutes German premiere
Written by MAGDALENA GAUER performed by WIOLETA KOMAR
Nora Sedler, “prima donna assoluta” of the world’s opera houses, was deported to the Litzmannstadt Ghetto (now Lodz, Poland) in the autumn of 1941. She arrived on a transport together with a large group of Jewish artists from Western Europe, but managed to escape the Holocaust. However – at what price? „I sang for the Gestapo” Nora says, „I sang the most beautiful opera arias, sitting naked on a chair”. There were many artists in the Ghetto, but they chose me – I was lucky”.
Years later Nora Sedler is one of the most acclaimed opera singers. One evening, after her performance in the Metropolitan Opera House, a young man comes to see her backstage. It will be a momentous encounter with her past.
Wioleta Komar is a performing artist, director, writer, producer and trainer. To communicate her artistic vision she embraces a wide range of styles on camera and on stage. Her performances and productions were featured in mass-media publications, trade journals and magazines. She received numerous awards in Europe and in the United States. “Diva” is her fifth solo performance.
Stanisław Miedziewski Director
Magdalena Franczak Costume design
Caryl Swift English translation
Zbigniew Suliga Photo
Supported by the Polish Consulate General, Hamburg.