January 2017
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Giuseppe Verdi


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Carlo Gesualdo


World premiere: "¡Gesualdo!"

Calixto Bieito celebrated his second opening night at Dammtorstraße: His new production "¡Gesualdo!" is a performance about Carlo Gesualdo's madrigals, conducted by Johannes Gontarski. Read more...


Acclaimed "Otello"-opening at Hamburg State Opera

Marco Berti made his acclaimed debut in the title role "Otello", which he took for ill Carlo Ventre. Svetlana Aksenova sang Desdemona with "powerful radiant voice" (dpa) and also baritone Claudio Sgura convinced as Jago. The new production of Calixto Bieito is currently running under the musical direction of Paolo Carignani. Find exciting background information on our blog. Read more...

Sunday 12. Feb. 2017, 6.00 pm

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Alban Berg



"Les Troyens" with cheered cast

After a successful season opening 2015/16 Michael Thalheimer's production is back with parts of the original cast: Thorsten Kerl (Enée), Catherine Nagelstad (Cassandre) und Elena Zhidkova (Didon) sing in Berlioz' interpretation of Vergil's "Aeneis“, whose stage design was awarded with the Rolf-Mares-Preis.


Start at Elbphilharmonie: Nagano conducted Widmann's oratorio at opening festival

On 13th January the Hamburg Philharmonics played their first concert at Elbphilharmonie. For this special event musical director Kent Nagano awarded a composition commission: The program featured Jörg Widmann's world premiere of ARCHE, a richly orchestrated piece for solo singers, organ, choirs and orchestra. NDR Kultur broadcasted the whole concert and uploaded it in their media library. Listen to the whole concert...


Master class with Thomas Quasthoff

He is celebrated as one of the most famous bass baritones, his master classes are in great demand: Thomas Quasthoff offers a look over his shoulder and presents his work on voice, expression and technique with the young singers of our International Opera Studio. On 20th January 2017 at 19h they show their results at Körber-Forum and via Live-Stream on Körber-Stiftung's website.


Figaro is back!

After a acclaimed opening night in season 2015/16 Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" returns to Hamburg State Opera. For further background information and multimedia content visit our blog. Read more...


Experience Encounters!

The Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic State Orchestra open their performances and concerts to refugees through a sponsorship program. Read more...