October 2017
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Simon Boccanegra

Giuseppe Verdi


Between power and love

This Sunday Claudio Sgura  (title role) and Alexander Vinogradov (Jacopo Fiesco) gave their highly acclaimed role debuts in “Simon Boccanegra”. Part of the top-class cast are moreover Guanqun Yu, Massimo Giordano and members of the Hamburg State Opera’s ensemble. In Hamburg until November 2. Read more...


Monteverdi: „Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria“

Upcoming premiere: On the occasion of Claudio Monteverdi’s 450th birthday we will be presenting his opera “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria”. The Prague-based Collegium 1704 are performing under the musical direction of Vaclav Luks. The premiere is on October 29. Read more...


Kent Nagano conducts “Wozzeck”

After “Lulu”, awarded as “production of the year”,  Kent Nagano will be conducting Alban Berg again: As of November 19 Peter Konwitschny’s production of “Wozzeck” is back on schedule. Read more...


Georges Delnon and Kent Nagano extend their contracts

The supervisory board of the Hamburg State Opera has decided today to extend its contracts with Georges Delnon and Kent Nagano by five years. The successful duo will continue to be in charge of the artistic direction until 2025.

Sunday 22. Oct. 2017, 11.00 am

Probebühne 1 | Talk


Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria


Friday 27. Oct. 2017, 10.15 pm

Stifter-Lounge (4. Rang) | other


„Die Drei“



Rewarded: “Lulu” is the “Production of the Year”

Christoph Marthaler’s production of Alban Berg’s “Lulu”, conducted by Hamburg’s General music director Kent Nagano, performed at the Hamburg State Opera has been voted “Production of the Year” in the critics' survey of the magazine “Opernwelt”. Find upcoming dates of performance here.


New “jung”-website

About 70 events for children and young adults with just one click: the State Opera Hamburg, the Hamburg Ballet and the Philharmonic State Orchestra present the new website “jung”. The search filter of the schedule enables you to find suitable offers for schools, families,  curious and active people. Follow this link to the new website...


freiKartE 2017

As of October 1, 2017 the Hamburg State Opera takes part in the initiative “freiKartE”. The freiKartE is a welcome gift for students at the beginning of the new study semester. It grants you free entrance at all the important museums and theatres in Hamburg. For further information click here.


Guided Tours at the Hamburg State Opera

You are interested in a look behind the scenes? This season we invite you to take part in one of our guided tours in English. Read more…