January 2020
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Meeting Point: Stage Door

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Lehrerfortbildung an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

Falstaff (Foto: Monika Rittershaus)


Premiere: "Falstaff"

Verdi's last opera premieres in a new production by Calixto Bieito. Conducted by Axel Kober, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, The celebrated Italian baritone 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...

Lulu (Foto: Monika Rittershaus)


Award-winning "Lulu"

Alban Berg's famous opera in Christoph Marthaler's multi-award-winning production will return to the program for four performances on February 2nd - these will be the last performances for the time being! Kent Nagano conducts. The internationally celebrated soprano Mojca Erdmann takes over the title role. Charles Workman is Alwa, Jochen Schmeckenbecher is Dr. Schön/Jack, Anne Sofie von Otter is Gräfin Geschwitz. The production won "Performance of the Year" in the critics' poll of the opera journal Opernwelt in 2017, among others. Read more...

Die beiden Fiedler


"The two Fiddlers"

The opera piccola of the current season is the children's opera "The two Fiddlers" by Peter Maxwell Davies. Director is Stephan Witzlinger, stage and costume is designed by Lena Scheerer. The musical director is Luiz de Godoy. Premiere is on February 8th 2020. Sungho Kim is Tom, Nicholas Mogg is Gavin. Na'ama Shulman is the queen of trolls. Students from Hamburg will also be on stage. The king of the trolls is taken over by the child soloists Mathis Simon and Lenna Tayyeb. Read more...

La Traviata (Foto: Monika Ritterhaus)


"La Traviata" with Christina Poulitsi

Verdi's opera version of the "Lady of the Camellias" will be back on the schedule from February 6th on. Under the musical direction of Giampaolo Bisanti, Christina Poulitsi as Violetta Valery, Liparit Avetisyan as Alfredo Germont and Markus Brück as Giorgio Germont will be on stage, among others. Read more...

Orphée et Eurydice (Foto: Kiran West)


"Orphée et Eurydice" staged by John Neumeier

Christoph Willibald Gluck's ballet opera will be back on the programme from January 21st. Under the musical direction of Alessandro De Marchi, Dmitry Korchak , Andriana Chuchman and Marie-Sophie Pollak and will sing. The Hamburg Ballet is dancing. Read more...

Falstaff ARTE Opera Season (Foto: Monika Rittershaus)


ARTE Opera Season presents "Falstaff"

The new production of Verdi's opera is the contribution of the Hamburg State Opera to the ARTE Opera Season. The premiere was streamed live and will be available in the media library soon. With the ARTE Opera Season, ARTE Concert accompanies the European opera season 2019/20 and presents outstanding productions from the most important opera stages in Europe. 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...

Staatsoper Hamburg


Cast changes

Mojca Erdmann takes over the title role for Barbara Hannigan in "Lulu" (in the season 2019/20).
Scott MacAllister takes over the role of 1. Geharnischter for Robert Watson in "The Magic Flute" (on February 14th 2020).
Layla Claire takes over the title role for Hulkar Sabirova in "Alcina" (in the season 2019/20).
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"

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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