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Treffpunkt: Bühneneingang


Mai Special


The Hamburg State Opera makes May the month for families, young spectators, apprentices and students!

Visit the opera in May - for performances of the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Ballet students, trainees and students up to 30 years can buy tickets for the FamilyCard price of 10 €! Tickets can be purchased at the opera cashier, via telephone +49(0) 40 35 68 68 and in the online shop for the whole month in advance. In addition, thematic- and family introductions will be offered. Click here for the schedule and the booking process (select the discount in the shopping basket). Read more...

La Belle Hélène


Kate Aldrich is Hélène

When beautiful Hélène, unhappily married to King Ménélas, meets Pâris, they embark on a risky love adventure. American mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich gives her role debut as Hélène. Oleksiy Palchykov is Páris, Peter Galliard is Ménélas. In their production, Renaud Doucet and André Barbbe stage "La Belle Hélène" on a cruise ship of the 1960s. The musical directior is Nathan Brock. Four performances from May 14th. Read more...

Don Carlos


Lianna Haroutounian is Elisabeth in "Don Carlos"

To end the enmity between Spain and France, Princess Elisabeth de Valois marries King Philip II, the father of her great love Don Carlos. When Philip II learns that the son desires his wife and politically intrigued against him, he should be left to the Inquisition. The eponymous Don Carlos is sung by Pavel Cernoch, Elisabeth by Lianna Haroutounian, the role of the king is taken over by Gábor Bretz. Elena Zhidkova is La Princesse d'Eboli. The Musical Director is Pier Giorgio Morandi. Four performances from May 26th. Read more...



Christiane Karg is Daphne

In Richard Strauss's story of a meeting of the ancient Greek gods, there is a hand-wringing between Leukippos and Apollo to Daphne. Christiane Karg will be performing for the first time as Daphne. Leukippos is sung by Michael Schade. Eric Cutler is Apollo. The musical director of this production by Christof Loy is Christof Prick. Four performances from May 31st. Read more...

Eugen Onegin Brinkhoff/Moegenburg


Romantic drama in Russian: Bo Skovhus is Eugen Onegin

Big emotions in Peter I. Tchaikovsky's "Eugen Onegin"! The title role is sung by Bo Skovhus, with Ruzan Mantashyan and Elena Guseva as Tatyana at his side. Paata Burchuladze takes on the role of Prince Gremin and Oleksiy Palchykov is Vladimir Lensky. Starting from June 5th on the big stage! Read more...

Philharmonic Slam


Poetry Slam in the opera – does this work?

Yes, definitely! On June 15th well known Slammers Sebastian 23, Andy Strauß, Sulaiman Masomi, Jan Philipp Zymny and Victoria Helene Bergemann will meet on our stage to perform their poetry slams under the title "Philharmonic Slam – The world is full of lies". The main theme will be the story of Peer Gynt, which will be backed by the Philharmonic State Orchestra under the musical direction of Nicolas André. Furthermore, Live painter Artur Fast and DJ Nachtfalke will give you even more to see and to hear. Read more...


The presale has begun

From now on, tickets for the entire opera and ballet season 2019/20 can be purchased. You can find all details about the ticket purchase in our service area. Read more...

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. 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

Eric Cutler will sing the role of Apollo in "Daphne" (in the 2018/19 season) for Zoran Todorovich.

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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