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Schwuppdiwupp - getürmt und umgestupst


opera stabile

Schwuppdiwupp - getürmt und umgestupst

New production

Il trittico

The next premiere at the Hamburg State Opera has it all: with "Gianni Schicchi," "Il tabarro" and "Suor Angelica," Giacomo Puccini's "Il trittico" combines three operas in one. Director Axel Ranisch stages the three works, placing them in a special context to each other: How would it be if the three stories depicted three stages of an artist's career? The musical direction over the Philharmonic State Orchestra lies with Giampaolo Bisanti, to be experienced on stage are among others Elena Guseva, Roberto Frontali and Najmiddin Mavlyanov. More ...

March 12 till April 16

Italian Opera Weeks

This spring, the State Opera is once again devoting a special focus to the country of opera's birth. The Italian Opera Weeks run for around four weeks, during which a total of 26 opera performances will take place - this year with works by Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi and Gioachino Rossini. To the overview ...

Italian Opera Weeks


The court jester Rigoletto is in the service of the Duke of Mantua. When Rigoletto witnesses his daughter Gilda succumb to the unscrupulous Duke's vows of love, he seeks revenge. Beginning March 17, the cast includes George Gagnidze as Rigoletto and Matthew Polenzani as Il Duca di Mantova. Pretty Yende returns to Hamburg as Gilda. More ...

Italian Opera Weeks

Il Turco in Italia

Zaida loves Selim, who has fallen for Fiorilla, but unfortunately she is married to Don Geronio and is adored by Don Narciso. So who gets whom? You will find out from March 23 in the opera buffa "Il Turco in Italia" with, among others, Regula Mühlemann, Erwin Schrott and Pietro Spagnoli. Giacomo Sagripanti will conduct the Philharmonic State Orchestra. Due to the warning strike announced by ver.di, the performance on March 23 will be semi-concert. More ...

Italian Opera Weeks

Simon Boccanegra

Starting March 29, Giuseppe Verdi's tragic opera about the complicated father-daughter relationship of the title character, embodied by George Petean, and his daughter Amelia Grimaldi, embodied by Selene Zanetti, returns to the stage of the State Opera. Critics are not the only ones to appreciate this work as a particularly inspired nexus of emotion and politics. More ...

Italian Opera Weeks


From March 30, Puccini's "Tosca" is again on the schedule with Natalya Romaniw in the title role. Stefan Pop embodies the painter Mario Cavaradossi and Erwin Schrott the villain Baron Scarpia. The musical direction over the Philharmonic State Orchestra has Stefano Ranzani. More ...

Italian Opera Weeks


John Falstaff is an egoist and an anarchist who wants to drag down the moral standards of his fellow men. From April 11, Lucio Gallo can be experienced as the title character in Verdi's last stage work, with Leo Hussain conducting the Philharmonic State Orchestra. More ...


Lucia di Lammermoor

Amélie Niermeyer's scenic interpretation of Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" can be experienced again starting February 24. Ana Durlovski embodies the title role, Kartal Karagedik is Lord Enrico Ashton, Pavol Breslik (Oleksiy Palchykov on the 24th of February) is Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood. In other roles are Seungwoo Simon Yang as Lord Arturo Bucklaw, Alexander Roslavets as Raimondo Bidebent, Ks. Renate Spingler as Alisia and Daniel Kluge as Normanno. Giampaolo Bisanti conducts. More ...

Season 2023/24

Outlook for the new season

The 2023/24 season has been published. The premieres in the Great House will be Modest Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov," Richard Strauss' "Salome," Giuseppe Verdi's "Il Trovatore" and Wofgang Amadeus Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito." Olivier Messiaen's "Saint François d'Assise" will be a special premiere in the coming season, as it will be the first opera production of the Hamburg State Opera to be performed in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie. Advance ticket sales for the entire season begin on 15.05.2023, subscriptions can be booked now. View the brochure ...


Cast changes

All current cast changes for the current season at the Hamburg State Opera can be found here. More ...

Experience culture

Hamburg Culture Key

The Hamburg State Opera is the cultural sponsor of the Hamburger Kulturschlüssel. The Hamburger Kulturschlüssel brings together culture lovers and culture companions to experience Hamburg's cultural offerings together. Culture lovers are fellow human beings who feel disadvantaged because of a disability, their age, their origin or their income. Cultural companions, on the other hand, are equally enthusiastic about the cultural offerings. Their commitment makes it possible for the culture lovers to take advantage of it. More...

New music director from 2025/26

Omer Meir Wellber

Omer Meir Wellber (2nd from left) will be the new Hamburg General Music Director at the Hamburg State Opera and Chief Conductor of the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Carsten Brosda (right), Senator for Culture and Media, introduced him today at City Hall: "With Omer Meir Wellber, we have been able to win an outstanding artistic personality for the cultural city of Hamburg." Wellber will succeed Kent Nagano on August 1, 2025. Bettina Giese (2nd from right) will also join the new team around future opera director Tobias Kratzer (left) as opera director. In addition, Ralf Klöter as Executive Director and Barbara Fasching as Orchestra Director will continue to fill their positions, thus completing the team at the helm of the Hamburg State Opera.



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