January 2019
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Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

4. Kammerkonzert


Probebühne 3


Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Die Heimkehr des Odysseus)


"Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria"

Willy Decker's staging of Claudio Monteverdi's opera will be on stage for four dates starting January 25th! Conducted by Vaclav Luks, the Prague-based Baroque orchestra Collegium 1704 will be performing. Kurt Streit will be singing the title role with Sara Mingardo as Penelope by his side. Read more...

Orphée et Eurydice


John Neumeier stages "Orphée et Eurydice"

The Artistic Director of the Hamburg Ballet stages Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera in our next premiere of this season from February 3, 2019! Alessandro De Marchi returns to the orchestra podium. The singers are Andriana Chuchman, Marie-Sophie Pollak and Dmitry Korchak. The Hamburg Ballet is dancing. Read more...



Nadezhda Karyazina is Carmen

From February 7th on, Georges Bizet's world success is back on our stage. Nadezhda Karyazina takes over the role of Carmen, while their male counterparts Don José and Escamillo are sung by Teodor Ilincai and Gábor Bretz. Young Swiss conductor Lorenzo Viotti makes his debut at the Hamburg State Opera. Read more...



Who's the fairest one of all?

Narea Son becomes Snow White in a new staging by Birgit Kajtna. Support for Snow White comes from the Seven Dwarves, which are portrayed by young pupils from Hamburg. This opera piccola premieres on February 9th in our opera stabile. Read more...


"Le Nozze di Figaro" on schedule again

Stefan Herheim's impressive production of Mozart's work full of ruses and intrigues is back on stage. Georg Nigl makes his role debut in the title role, as does Elbenita Kajtazi as Susanna. Under the conduction of Volker Krafft, Kartal Karagedik and Nadine Koutcher can also be heard as Count and Countess Almaviva. Lilly Jørstad takes on the role of Cherubino. Read more...


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...

Staatsoper Hamburg


Cast changes

Serena Farnocchia will sing the soprano in "Messa da Requiem" (on 18.01.2019) for Maria Bengtsson.
Marie-Sophie Pollak will sing the role of L'Amour in "Orphée et Eurydice" (from 03.02.2019) for Elbenita Kajtazi.
Vittorio Prato will sing the role of Lescaut in "Manon Lescaut" (on 21. and 29. March 2019) for Dalibor Jenis.

ARTE Opera Season


Digital "ARTE Opera Season"

European cultural channel ARTE is launching a new online service in partnership with 22 European opera houses: "ARTE Opera Season." The performances of the participating opera houses will be broadcastes live every month (via "ARTE Concert") and will be available online. The Hamburg State Opera is a partner and will be making a production available as a broadcast from the next season! Read more...

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