Opera Reportoire

La Cenerentola | Gioachino Rossini

"La Cenerentola" is Rossini’s version of "Cinderella" and one of the world’s most beautiful bel canto operas. The libretto was written [...]

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Iphigénie en Tauride | Christoph Willibald Gluck

Iphigénie was saved from being sacrificed – but at what price! Isolated, she survives on a foreign island entrusted with a terrible task: she must kill [...]

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Pique Dame | Peter I. Tschaikowsky

The outsider Herman loves Liza, who is engaged to Prince Yeletsky. Herman is a passionate gambler: he is desperate to win a fortune and reputation in order to [...]

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Rigoletto | Giuseppe Verdi

Never one to miss an opportunity to make fun of others, the hunchback jester Rigoletto is employed by the Duke of Mantua. His only joy in life is his daughter [...]

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Salome | Richard Strauss

“Bring me the head of Jochanaan!” King Herod must fulfil the outrageous demand of his daughter Salome – bound by his promise to give her whatever she [...]

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Lohengrin | Richard Wagner

Elsa of Brabant is suspected of having killed her younger brother Gottfried in the forest. This accusation is put forward by Friedrich of Telramund, Count of [...]

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La Bohème | Giacomo Puccini

“How ice-cold is this little hand” – a hand held by the poet Rodolfo in the darkness of his artists’ commune! The ice-cold hand belongs to the [...]

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Hänsel und Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) | Engelbert Humperdinck

“Don‘t you know the horrible dark place, don’t you know the evil one lives there?” Hastily, their parents set out for the woods to save Hansel and [...]

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Le Nozze di Figaro | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

During times of historical upheaval, the victors are filled with euphoric jubilation while fear spreads on the side of the losers. When cheerfulness grips the [...]

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Les Troyens | Hector Berlioz

Berlioz‘ reading of Virgil’s Aeneid reduces the story of the mythical founding of Rome by Aeneas to the tragic conflict between two dispossessed persons. In [...]

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Daphne | Richard Strauss

“The feast is strange to me, strange,” Daphne says to Leukippos, her childhood friend who desires her, on this day of ecstatic celebrations honouring [...]

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Macbeth | Giuseppe Verdi

Lady Macbeth has almost reached her goal: having incited her husband to murder King Duncan, she has become queen at Macbeth’s side. Her happiness, however, is [...]

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Guillaume Tell (William Tell) | Gioachino Rossini

The love between Arnold, son of a Swiss subject, and Mathilde, daughter of an Austrian despot, hardly has a chance of survival. Tell leads the rebels [...]

next performance: Saturday 25. Mar. 2017

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Tosca | Giacomo Puccini

Scarpia, Rome’s chief of police, desires Tosca. Since her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, is among the government’s political enemies, Scarpia has him [...]

next performance: Wednesday 29. Mar. 2017

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Carmen | Georges Bizet

“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” – “Love is a wild bird”: in her famous Habañera, Carmen sings about the fickleness of this strongest of [...]

next performance: Sunday 26. Mar. 2017

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L'Elisir d'Amore | Gaetano Donizetti

California in 1850: hundreds of thousands have fallen for the gold rush – and some of them also for the barkeeper Minnie, at whose saloon various fortune [...]

next performance: Thursday 30. Mar. 2017

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Dialogues des Carmélites | Francis Poulenc

With his "Dialogues des Carmélites", premiered in Milan in 1957, the French composer Francis Poulenc switched sides. At first it seems only a [...]

next performance: Friday 21. Apr. 2017

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Almira | Georg Friedrich Händel

The young woman Almira is to be queen and marry the offspring of her advisor Consalvo – thus the decree in her father’s will. Her heart, however, already [...]

next performance: Thursday 11. May. 2017

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Lucia di Lammermoor | Gaetano Donizetti

Intrigues destroy the love of the Scottish noblewoman Lucia for Edgardo of Ravenswood: while he is in France, Lucia’s brother Enrico takes advantage of his [...]

next performance: Saturday 13. May. 2017

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Fürst Igor (Prince Igor) | Alexander Borodin

Together with his troops, Prince Igor sets out to fight the wild tribe of the Polovtsy. He leaves his wife Yaroslavna behind in the care of her brother, Prince [...]

next performance: Wednesday 24. May. 2017

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | Benjamin Britten

The elves’ magical kingdom is a place of turbulence: its rulers, Oberon and Tytania, are at odds with each other; Hermia and Lysander flee into the forest to [...]

next performance: Sunday 04. Jun. 2017

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Madama Butterfly | Giacomo Puccini

Nagasaki, Japan, ca. 1900: Pinkerton, a lieutenant in the American navy, has fallen in love with Cio-Cio-San, also known as “Butterfly”. The Japanese ritual [...]

next performance: Saturday 10. Jun. 2017

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Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“This is where I am to see her?” Belmonte can hardly believe it: he has arrived at Bassa Selim’s palace. There his fiancée Konstanze, who was [...]

next performance: Wednesday 14. Jun. 2017

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Ballet Reportoire

Nijinsky | Ballet by John Neumeier

"Nijinsky" is the title of this "choreographic approach" to a dance phenomenon that has been part of Neumeier's life ever since the [...]

next performance: Thursday 25. May. 2017

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Turangalîla | Ballet by John Neumeier

"As with all words from ancient oriental languages, its meaning is very rich. 'Lila' literally means play — but play in the sense of the divine [...]

next performance: Saturday 08. Jul. 2017

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Ballet Workshop | Moderator: John Neumeier

More than 215 Ballet Workshops have been presented by John Neumeier at the Hamburg State Opera. The Ballet Workshops enjoy great popularity in Hamburg: In these [...]

next performance: Sunday 18. Jun. 2017

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Romeo and Juliet | Ballet by John Neumeier after William Shakespeare

"John Neumeier’s Shakespeare adaptation has over time become a classic. After numerous revivals and revisions, the ballet has not lost any of its [...]

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Christmas Oratorio I-VI | Ballet by John Neumeier

When Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio opens with the words "Rejoice, exult", one surrenders willingly to the sensation of floating. The [...]

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The Nutcracker | Ballet by John Neumeier

It has become a tradition for ballet companies all over the world to perform Peter Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" at Christmas time. John [...]

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National Youth Ballet / National Youth Orchestra

SUMMIT – REFORMATION Eight dancers and one orchestra on stage: The National Youth Ballet and the National Youth Orchestra are facing up to Martin Luther in [...]

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Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler | Ballet by John Neumeier

Like Mahler's music, the ballet was not created according to a Libretto. The music itself is its theme. The following is therefore not a literal synopsis. [...]

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Tatiana | Ballet by John Neumeier after "Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin

to be read before the performance In choreographic episodes, combining dream, memory, premonition and reality John Neumeier's ballet "Tatiana" [...]

next performance: Sunday 09. Jul. 2017

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Duse | Ballet by John Neumeier

Choreographic Fantasies inspired by Eleonora Duse At the turn of the 20th century the Italian actress Eleonora Duse was one of the most influential artists [...]

next performance: Wednesday 19. Apr. 2017

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The Seagull | Ballet by John Neumeier based on Anton Chekhov

Chekhov, like Shakespeare, is an author who creates characters so complete, so true that they live in the imagination beyond and independent from the text. It [...]

next performance: Thursday 13. Jul. 2017

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Young Choreographers | at the opera stabile

In March 2017, the "Young Choreographers" of the Hamburg Ballet will return to the opera stabile with their own creations. The performances will take [...]

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Saint Matthew Passion | Ballet by John Neumeier

“One comes to feel that this is a community of people who have decided to enact the Passion as in a medieval mystery play. Each dancer expresses grief, doubt, [...]

next performance: Friday 14. Apr. 2017

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Giselle | Fantastic ballet in two acts

From the romantic-classical repertoire of the 19th century no ballet, apart from the danish Bournonville canon, has been handed down as choreographically [...]

next performance: Friday 28. Apr. 2017

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Peer Gynt | Ballet by John Neumeier free after Henrik Ibsen

"Peer Gynt certainly must rank musically as the most substantial full length ballet d’action commissioned since Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet of 1938. [...]

next performance: Saturday 06. May. 2017

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Othello | Ballet by John Neumeier after William Shakespeare

For John Neumeier, Shakespeare’s drama describes the impossibility of ever really knowing another person. “In ‘Othello’ I see how a very intense [...]

next performance: Friday 19. May. 2017

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A Cinderella Story | Ballet by John Neumeier

Sergei Prokofiev's "Cinderella", which was composed during the Second World War, is one of the most popular fairytale ballets of this century. [...]

next performance: Saturday 03. Jun. 2017

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The Little Mermaid | Ballet by John Neumeier based on Hans Christian Andersen

For the bicentenary of the birth of the poet Hans Christian Andersen John Neumeier has created a modern but timeless interpretation of "The Little [...]

next performance: Tuesday 13. Jun. 2017

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The National Ballet of China | Guest Ballet Company

For the 43rd Hamburg Ballet-Days John Neumeier will welcome the National Ballet of China. This guest company will perform a mixed program. More details will [...]

next performance: Tuesday 11. Jul. 2017

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Nijinsky Gala

The grand finale of the Hamburg Ballet-Days and the season will be the Nijinsky Gala on July 16. The annual gala which is always dedicated to a dance-specific [...]

next performance: Sunday 16. Jul. 2017

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