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La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Italienische Opernwochen 2019


Italian Opera Weeks

From March 10 until April 6 we welcome international stars in the most popular Italian operas at Hamburg State Opera. Kristine Opolais, Julia Lezhneva, Irina Lungu, Stephen Costello, Ramón Vargas and many more will be guest starring in "Nabucco", "Rigoletto", "La Traviata", "Manon Lescaut", "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Un Ballo in Maschera" as well as the 7th Philharmonic Concert. Read more...

La Traviata


Verdi's heartbreaking "La Traviata"

Irina Lungu plunges into a love adventure as Violetta Valéry. Together with Stephen Costello as Alfredo and Simone Piazzola as Giorgio Germon. The musical director of the production by Johannes Erath will be Roberto Rizzi Brignoli. Three performances during the Italian Opera Weeks on March 14, 16 and 19. Read more...

Manon Lescaut


Kristine Opolais is Manon Lescaut

In Puccini's opera, Manon Lescaut, sung by Kristine Opolais, has to make the choice: luxury life or true love. Her brother Lescaut is portrayed by Vittorio Prato. Jorge de León will be on stage as Des Grieux. Philipp Himmelmann retrospectively portrays the story in his production - a new approach to the well-known opera classic. As part of the Italian Opera Weeks, two performances will be held on 21 and 29 March. Read more...

Il Barbiere di Siviglia


Farewell to "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"

The staging of Gilbert Deflo, which premiered on 29.12.1976, says goodbye with the 216th performance at the Hamburg State Opera. The last two performances are on March 22 and 30 within the Italian Opera Weeks. As Rosina, Julia Lezhneva takes the stage, the role of Figaro will be sung by Franco Vassallo. Antonino Siragusa sings Il Conte d'Almaviva, Maurizio Muraro sings Don Bartolo. Read more...

Un Ballo in Maschera


Dangerous masquerade

Ramón Vargas sings the role of Gustavo III in Alexander Schulin's production of Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera", who embarks on a daredevil play full of love and jealousy with Amelia (Carmen Giannattasio) and Renato (Kartal Karagedik). Ulrica is sung by Judit Kutasi. The musical director is Stefano Ranzani. Between the 24th of March and the 6th of April, four performances take place during the Italian Opera Weeks. Read more...

Lessons in Love and Violence


"Lessons in Love and Violence": Only four times on stage in Hamburg!

The Hamburg State Opera will host the German premiere of the long-awaited opera "Lessons in Love and Violence" by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp from April 7. The Musical Director will be Kent Nagano. The staging by Katie Mitchell is a coproduction with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (world premiere May 10, 2018), De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Opera Lyon, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and the Teatro Real Madrid. The four performances in April will be the only opportunity to experience this work on the Hamburg Opera Theater!

Kirill Serebrennikov - Nabucco


Kirill Serebrennikov stages "Nabucco"

he Russian director will revise Giuseppe Verdi's opera of freedom under the musical direction of Paolo Carignani. The Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias is Nabucco. Dovlet Nurgeldiyev takes over the role of Ismaele. Alexander Vinogradov is Zaccaria. Oksana Dyka and Géraldine Chauvet are Abigaille and Fenena. The premiere of "Nabucco" on March 10th also marks the begin of the Italian Opera Weeks 2019. Read more...

Kent Nagano dirigiert


Kent Nagano conducts

The Hamburg General Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic State Orchestra will conduct the German premiere of "Lessons in Love and Violence" (George Benjamin/Martin Crimp) as well as "Fidelio" (Ludwig van Beethoven) and "Parsifal" (Richard Wagner)!

Die Spielzeit 2019/20


The 2019/20 season

The program for the upcoming season has been released: five premieres at the Hamburg State Opera, one premiere in the Elbphilharmonie. Moreover, we look forward to two new productions, one German premiere and one revival at opera stabile. At the "Probebühne 1", there will be one world premiere. Furthermore, 28 pieces from our repertoire as well as the 3rd Italian Opera Weeks! Find the upcoming season's schedule and booklet here.
From May 20th, ticket sales will start for the entire opera and ballet season (for subscribers as of May 16th).


Reduced prices for opera fans!

Want to visit opera and ballet with the whole family at reasonable prices? No problem with the "FamilyCard" by the Hamburg theatres. All information can be found 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...

Staatsoper Hamburg


Cast changes

Vittorio Prato will sing the role of Lescaut in "Manon Lescaut" (on 21. and 29. March 2019) for Dalibor Jenis, Francesco Ivan Ciampa will conduct for Christoph Gedschold.
Roberto Rizzi Brignoli will conduct "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" (on 22. and 30. March 2019) for Diego Fasolis.
Katerina Tretyakova will sing the role of Adina in "L'Elisir d'Amore" (in the 2018/19 season) for Hanna-Elisabeth Müller.

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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