Head make-up artist
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…present the biggest arena opera spectacle of the decade! Immerse yourself in ancient Egypt at the time of the pharaohs.

Even before the large-scale Hanseatic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by musical director Michael Ellis Ingram, plays the first notes of the opera, you will find yourself at the foot of the temple at the gates of the royal palace. Entering the arena is like traveling back to ancient times: you smell lotus flowers, pine trees, spices and the water of the Nile, feel a warm breeze, hear the soft chirping of crickets as the sun slowly rises and our story begins…

The entire arena is our playing area: soldiers, priests and numerous Egyptian women in the entourage of Princess Amneris enter the arena from all directions: Radames’ aria, for example, is sung in the auditorium – up close between the spectators and can be followed simultaneously via our large video wall.

The rattling of swords, the marching of our soldiers, the flowing of the Nile – our AIDA is an audiovisual spectacle revolving around a love story of two people: AIDA & Radames – prisoners of Ethiopia and the general of Egypt.

Love, rivalry, fear, despair and hope: only in the arena can this love story be told so spectacularly: Two people in the midst of the gigantic monumental backdrop, whose love draws the entire focus onto them and makes us forget everything around us…

Source: Aida Opera live

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Photography: Christoph Eisenmenger


Head make-up artist

I have been the head make-up artist at the Karl May Plays at Kalkberg in Bad Segeberg for over 10 years.

With great enthusiasm for live shows and open-air theater, I have found my passion in the world of make-up artistry. One of the biggest challenges for me with the Karl May Plays is to create wigs and make-up that emphasize the characters on stage and at the same time are suitable for 75 performances, including double bills and in all weathers.

As an experienced make-up artist at the Karl May Plays at Kalkberg, I have developed an extensive repertoire of techniques and styles over the years to give the actors the perfect look. From historical wigs and make-up for the Wild West characters like Winnetou and Old Shatterhand to the fearsome villains and fascinating Native American characters, I love to use my creative streak to bring the characters to life and make the production even more authentic.

I work with great care and professionalism to ensure that the performers not only look great on stage, but also feel comfortable and confident. Hygiene measures are a matter of course for me in order to guarantee the highest standards.

As a true Karl May fanatic, I am very familiar with the needs and requirements of Karl May plays and work closely with the production team to realize the vision of the production in the best possible way. My many years of experience and expertise in the field of make-up at the Karl May Plays at Kalkberg make me the ideal contact person for all make-up concerns relating to the popular adventure shows.

I am always striving to further my education and to keep up with the latest trends and techniques in order to meet the high standards of the Karl May Games and to support the actors in their artistic performance in the best possible way.


Stage shows
Main shows
Makeup designs

Make-up and wig design

As a make-up & wig designer, I have been able to fully live out my passion for fantasy worlds and eras in the entertainment area of Aida Cruises.

From fairytale costumes and characters from fantastical worlds to glamorous 1920s-style looks, each show had its own unique atmosphere and aesthetic that needed to be emphasized with my make-up and wigs.

For the actors in the shows, I created make-up looks that brought the characters to life. From elaborate face painting for exotic creatures and mythical creatures to dramatic eye make-up for stage performances with artistry and dance – my creativity knew no bounds.

The wigs were also an important part of my work. I developed and selected wigs in different styles and colors to give the characters the perfect look. Whether long and curly for a romantic ballad or short and sassy for an energetic dance number, the wigs were a crucial element in giving the performers an authentic and impressive look.

The Aida Cruises shows were a unique mixture of music, dance, acrobatics and entertainment. It was an exciting challenge to introduce the performers to the different worlds and eras and to help make the shows unforgettable experiences for the audience with my make-up and wigs.

It was an incredibly inspiring collaboration with the talented costume designer Dirk Zilken to turn the visions and ideas for each show into reality. Together we have created countless costumes, make-up looks and wigs that have turned the Aida Cruises shows into real spectacles.

It was an honor to be part of this creative team and to be able to contribute my skills as a make-up and wig designer to Aida Cruises’ entertainment shows. The opportunity to place artists in fantastic worlds and to support their performances with my creative contribution was an experience that further ignited my passion for my profession.
It was a great playing field to bring my artistic skills to the main shows and dance shows of Aida Cruises. With my make-up and wig creations, I was able to transform the actors into fantastic characters and help them shine on stage.

The collaboration with Dirk Zilken was a source of endless inspiration. His creative ideas and attention to detail have always challenged and motivated me to do my best. Together, we have developed and implemented numerous shows that have delighted audiences on board the Aida fleet.

I am proud to be part of the team that helped shape the Aida Cruises shows. My work in the entertainment industry has enabled me to further develop my artistic skills and to fully live out my passion for make-up, wigs and fantasy worlds.



The Christmas bakery

2018 until today

Das Musical mit den Liedern
von Rolf Zuckowski
von Martin Lingnau und Hannah Kohl

Perücken & Maske:
Pia Norberg maskdesign

Bremen, Metropole Theater
Duisburg, Theater am Marientor
Berlin, Stage Theater des Westens

Premiere 2018

Boybands Forever

Musical 2017-2018

Head of Make-up Design: Pia Norberg maskdesign

Video: SEMMEL Concerts media library.

Photos: Holger Fichtner, Kai Heimberg

Fabulous Christmas in the Sony Center Berlin


  • Idea and artistic concept / stage and construction:
    Mediapool Berlin
  • Fairy costume:
    Barbara Kessler
  • Headgear:
    Atelier Couleur&Co.
  • Make-up design:
    Pia Norberg mask design