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Staatsoper Hamburg @ Home (Foto: Monika Rittershaus)


Hamburg State Opera @ Home

We miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! In order to shorten the waiting time until the reopening, we want to offer home-made artistic program and exclusive insights from members of the house on our digital channels. So: Follow us on the blog and our social media channels and we'll present to you our digital program. Have fun, stay healthy and see you soon at the Hamburg State Opera! #staatsoperHHathome Read more...



Information about the coronavirus

From March 13 to April 30, 2020, the authorities have ordered all performances of the Hamburg State Opera at all venues to be cancelled due to the coronavirus. This also concerns concerts of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets for cancelled performances will automatically be invalidated. However, we do ask for your patience, as the refunding of all ticket purchases will presumably take several weeks. Read more...


Box Office closed

Due to the current situation the box office is currently closed. Until further notice, you can reach us by telephone in deviation from the usual opening hours from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, via tel. +49(0) 35 68 68. On Saturdays our ticket hotline is currently closed. You can reach the ticket and subscription service by e-mail via ticket@staatsoper-hamburg.de. Ticket sales for performances from May 1, 2020 are also possible online at any time. Subscription requests for the 2020/21 season can also be submitted online using the order form. Please find information about the return of tickets for the cancelled performances until April 30, 2020 here.

Falstaff ARTE Opera Season (Foto: Monika Rittershaus)


Streaming service: "Falstaff"

Until April 18, 2020 you can watch the recording of the premiere of "Falstaff" here as video-on-demand! The new production of Verdi's opera is the Hamburg State Opera's contribution to the ARTE Opera Season. ARTE Concert accompanies the European opera season and presents outstanding productions from the most important opera stages in Europe. In addition, the recording will be shown on ARTE TV on May 31, 2020 at 00.45 am. Read more...

Elektra - inszeniert von Dmitri Tcherniakov


Premiere: "Elektra"

Dmitri Tcherniakov stages the tragedy of Richard Strauss under the musical direction of Kent Nagano. Elena Pankratova is Elektra, Violeta Urmana is Klytämnestra, Jennifer Holloway is Chrysothemis. In further roles: Lauri Vasar, Luminita Andrei, Jürgen Sacher and many more! Premiere is on May 2, 2020. Read more...

Märchen im Grand-Hotel


Premiere: "Märchen im Grand-Hotel"

Paul Abraham's operetta in our opera stabile staged by Sascha-Alexander Todtner. The musical director is Georgiy Dubko. With Narea Son, Ida Aldrian, Peter Galliard, Nicholas Mogg, Martin Summer, Hiroshi Amako, David Minseok Kang, Dongwon Kang and Hubert Kowalczyk. Premiere is on May 1, 2020. Read more...

Fidelio (Foto: Arno Declair)


Beethoven anniversary year: "Fidelio"

Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera will be on stage three times from May 3, 2020 on. The musical director is Kent Nagano. Elisabeth Teige is Leonore and Falk Struckmann is Rocco. Florestan is portrayed by Daniel Behle and Don Pizarro by Andrzej Dobber. Elbenita Kajtazi is Marzelline and Thomas Ebenstein is Jaquino. Read more...

Saint François d'Assise (Foto: Felix Broede)


Premiere: Olivier Messiaen's "Saint François d'Assise"

A project by Kent Nagano and Georges Delnon as part of the Hamburg International Music Festival in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie. With Johannes Martin Kränzle, Sean Panikkar, Anna Prohaska, Kartal Karagedik, Dovlet Nurgeldiyev, Peter Hoare and Alexander Roslavets. Also to be heard are the Audi Youth Choir Academy and the vocal ensemble LauschWerk. Three performances from May 16, 2020. Read more...

L'Elisir d'Amore (Foto: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg)


"L'Elisir d'Amore"

The shy Nemorino (Oleksiy Palchykov) tries to win over the beautiful Adina (Rosa Feola) with the help of a love potion by Belcore (Zak Kariithi). You can experience Donizetti's opera four times from May 16, 2020. In further roles: Tigran Martirossian as Dulcamara and Narea Son as Giannetta. Carlo Rizzari conducts the Symphoniker Hamburg. Read more...

Spielzeit 20/21


Announced: The 2020/21 season

The program of our upcoming season: six premieres at the Hamburg State Opera, three premieres in our opera stabile and the "Probebühne 1". Furthermore, 23 pieces from our repertoire as well as the 4th Italian Opera Weeks! The upcoming season's schedule and booklet are now available.
From May 11th, ticket sales will start for the entire opera, ballet and philharmonic season (for subscribers as of May 7th).


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

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"

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. The Hamburg State Opera is partner and contributed the premiere of "Falstaff" from January 19th 2020 as a broadcast! Read more...

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