The chorus members appear on stage at the Hamburg State Opera in a different role almost every night. From one day to the next, they might be sailors, gypsies, pilgrims or conspirators, then courtiers, hunters, the deranged or the imprisoned. In the role of crusaders in "I Lombardi alla prima Crociata" they travel to Jerusalem, other nights they are invited to Madama Butterfly's marriage or acclaim Prince Igor. The ladies and gentlemen of the opera chorus demonstrate their artistic prowess, their flexibility, and their love of the stage in every performance.
With a membership around 70, the chorus of the Hamburg State Opera has been one of the world’s best opera choruses for many years. The varied repertoire – almost always in the original language – is multifaceted and includes baroque operas and dramatic operas, major works by Verdi and Wagner as well as contemporary pieces. At the start of the 2013/14 season, Eberhard Friedrich took over the post of Chorus Master.
Hannah Ulrike Seidel
Kathrin von der Chevallerie
Findlay A. Johnstone
Dae Young Kwon
Peter John Bouwer
Bernhard Weindorf - Choir Chairman
Christina Gahlen - Associate Choir Chairman
Julius Vecsey - Additional Member of the Chorus Directorate