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Die Tote Stadt (Foto: Bernd Uhlig)


"Die tote Stadt" with Klaus Florian Vogt and Gun-Brit Barkmin

Erich Wolfgang Korngold's drama will be back on the program from the October 2nd. The leading role will be performed by Klaus Florian Vogt, Gun-Brit Barkmin is Marietta/Die Erscheinung Mariens. In further roles on stage: Alexey Bogdanchikov, Jana Kurucová, Na'ama Shulman, Gabriele Rossmanith, Sungho Kim and Dongwon Kang. Conducted by Christoph Gedschold. Read more...

La Cenerenola (Foto: Klaus Lefebvre)


"La Cenerentola" with Xabier Anduaga and Annalisa Stroppa

Rossini's version of "Cinderella" will be on stage from December 8th in a staging by Renaud Doucet. Operalia Prize Winner Xabier Anduaga as Don Ramiro and Annalisa Stroppa as Angelina are performing for the first time at the Hamburg State Opera. Also on stage: Maurizio Muraro, Kartal Karagedik, Ida Aldrian, Katharina Konradi and Torben Jürgens. The musical director is Matteo Beltrami. Read more...

Lohengrin (Foto: Arno Declair)


"Lohengrin" with a top-class cast

From December 22nd on Peter Konwitschny's production of Wagner's opera will be on the programme for four performances. Klaus Florian Vogt, Christof Fischesser, Simone Schneider, Wolfgang Koch, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner and Andrzej Dobber will be on stage amongst other. The musical direction has Kent Nagano. Read more...

La Bohème (Foto: Hans Jörg Michel)


"La Bohème" with Celine Byrne and Stephen Costello

Four performances of Puccini's famous opera in January. Irish soprano Celine Byrne is Mimì, Stephen Costello is Rodolfo. The musical director is Pier Giorgio Morandi. In further roles among others: Shin Yeo, Alexey Bogdanchikov, Tigran Martirossian, Alexander Roslavets, Martin Summer and Katharina Konradi. Read more...

Calixto Bieito (Foto: Monika Ritterhaus)


Premiere: "Falstaff"

Verdi's last opera premieres in a new production by Calixto Bieito on January 19th. Conducted by Axel Kober, Ambrogio Maestri will take over the title role. In further roles: Maija Kovalevska, Markus Brück, Nadezhda Karyazina, Oleksiy Palchykov, Daniel Kluge, Elbenita Kajtazi, Tigran Martirossian, Ida Aldrian and Jürgen Sacher. Read more...

Adventskalender der Hamburgischen Staatsoper 19/20


The advent calendar of the Hamburg State Opera!

Also this year, from December 1 to 23, we open the doors of our special kind of Advent Calendar. Each evening at 5 pm (Sundays at 12 noon), an artistic surprise awaits visitors in the foyer. Members of the opera ensemble, the International Opera Studio, the Hamburg Ballet, the Philharmonic State Orchestra as well as guests from Hamburg present: stories, poems and songs, well-known, cheerful and contemplative Christmas classics, sometimes unknown, unusual and comedic. Come on over and let yourself be surprised! Admission is free. For the curious, we will reveal the performances on our blog each morning. Read more...

Feste feiern! Das Programm zu den Festtagen (Foto: Arno Declair)


Celebration time!

The Hamburg State Opera presents pearls of the repertoire with a top-class cast during Advent, Christmas and New Year's Eve. On the program: The classical fairytale "Hänsel und Gretel", Pucinis "La Bohème", "Die tote Stadt" with Klaus Florian Vogt and Gun-Brit Barkim, the colorful staging of "La Cenerentola (Cinderella)" with Xabier Anduaga and Annalisa Stroppa as well as Wagner's "Lohengrin" with Klaus Florian Vogt and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner and Kent Nagano at the podium.

Geschenke 2019 (Foto: Bernd Uhlig)


Opera as a Christmas Gift

You are looking for a suitable Christmas present? Give your loved ones an evening of opera, ballet or concert – an experience that will last forever! Our gift subscriptions offer a pre-chosen combination of different performances. With a gift voucher, you leave the choice to the gifted. Happy giving! Read more...


Visit the opera with the "freiKartE"

Freshmen of Hamburg watch out: Your personal "freiKartE" is enclosed with the semester documents as a welcome gift at the start of your studies. From 1 October to 31 January, all performances can be attended free of charge according to availability - with the exception of premieres and special events. Simple: Tickets are available directly at our box office. New and even easier: Tickets can be booked online 12 hours before the performance starts. Welcome to Hamburg and see you soon! 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...

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Cast changes

Tigran Martirossian takes over the role of Colline for Alexander Roslavets (on January 11th and 14th 2020).
Arttu Kataja takes over the role of Cesare Angelotti for Alexander Roslavets in "Tosca" (on March 21st 2020).
Peter Hoare takes over the role of Frère Elie for Jürgen Sacher in "Saint François d'Assise" (in the season 2019/20).
Casting changes contrary to the print version of the season brochure 2019/20 here.

arte Opera Season 2019/20


Digital "ARTE Opera Season"

The Hamburg State Opera is a partner and will provide the premiere of "Falstaff" as a broadcast from January 19th 2020!
European cultural channel ARTE presents an online service in partnership with 22 European opera houses: "ARTE Opera Season." The performances of the participating opera houses will be broadcasted live every month (via "ARTE Concert") and will be available online.

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