OTHELLO – Repertory

Othello, a Blackmoor Captain, by talking of his Prowess and Feats of War, makes Desdemona a Senator's Daught er to be in love with him; and to be married to him, without her Parents knowledge; And having preferred Cassio, to be his Lieutenant, (a place which his Ensign Jago sued for) Jago in revenge, works the Moor into a Jealousy that Cassio Cuckolds him: which he effects by stealing and conveying a certain Handkerchief, which had, at the Wedding, been by the Moor presented to his Bride. Hereupon, Othello and Jago plot the Deaths of Desdemona and Cassio, Othello Murders her, and soon after is convinced of her Innocence – he kills himself.

Thomas Rymer, 1693

at the Hamburg State Opera
October 27, 2014
November 9 (matinee and evening), 2014
January 5 and 12, 2015
July 11, 2015
7.30 PM | matinee: 2.30 PM
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TATIANA – Repertory

On the 29th of June 2014 John Neumeier's ballet "Tatiana" will celebrated its world premiere at the Hamburg State Opera. For this new work, the Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer of THE HAMBURG BALLET approached Alexander Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin" from a new perspective. "As I read Pushkin's verse novel, I realised that I was fascinated by the role of Tatiana Larina. She became more profound and more interesting with every paragraph, every page that I read. And so I had the idea to explore her role and her perspective in more detail through my ballet" says John Neumeier. In a speech given in June 1880, Fyodor Dostoevsky noted that "Tatyana is different. She is a strong character, strongly standing on her own ground. She is deeper than Onyegin and certainly wiser than he. With a noble instinct she divines where and what is truth".

The music for Neumeier's ballet has been composed by Lera Auerbach – commissioned by THE HAMBURG BALLET and the Hamburg State Opera, together with the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre Moscow. The Russian-American composer Auerbach was previously commissioned to write the score for John Neumeier's Ballet "The Little Mermaid" and also provided the music for his work "Préludes CV".

The female lead Tatiana will be danced by Hélène Bouchet, while Carsten Jung will take on the male lead of Eugene Onegin. Leslie Heylmann and Alexandr Trusch will dance the roles of Olga Larina and Vladimir Lensky respectively. Dario Franconi will take on the role of Prince N..

at the Hamburg State Opera
November 11, 14 and 20, 2014 | 7.30 PM
May 26; June 3, 4, 5 and 6; July 2, 2015 | 7.30 PM
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Current information on our tour to Venice
For the grand finale of the season, the HAMBURG BALLET travels to Venice in July 2015. The company will be performing John Neumeier's "Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler" – almost exactly 40 years after the premiere of the ballet in Hamburg and the Italian premiere at Piazza San Marco in Venice in June 1975. In addition to the previously announced performances on July 16th and 17th, the company will give an additional performance on July 15th. The new venue for the shows is the Teatro La Fenice, the famous and perhaps most beautiful opera house in Italy. Tickets are on sale now.

Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler
Ballet by John Neumeier
Guest performance of The Hamburg Ballet at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice
On 15, 16 and 17 July 2015, at 19.00 p.m.

Tickets from 49.50 to 165.00 EUR are available online

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In our shop you will find our Calendar 2015 (view / shipping November 10, 2014), program brochures, numerous posters and a number of DVDs that document the work of John Neumeier and his company. In addition, we offer you publications by and about John Neumeier, like for instance his recently published 460-page anniversary year book. We hope you enjoy shopping!

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Sunday, November 9

Ballet by John Neumeier
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Ballet by John Neumeier
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Tuesday, November 11

Ballet by John Neumeier
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December 17-20, 2014
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February 27 and 28, 2015
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The School of THE HAMBURG BALLET, established in 1978, trains young people from all over the world for a professional dance career. The syllabus gives priority to all aspects of classical-academic dance, but the syllabus includes as well courses dedicated to the techniques of modern and folk dance.
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National Youth Ballet

Germany's first ever National Youth Ballet has been founded at the beginning of the 2011/2012 theatre season. The company consists of eight professional dancers between the ages of 18 to 23, and has begun work at its new home at the Ballettzentrum Hamburg – John Neumeier. With its own repertoire comprising mainly works by young choreographers, the group will predominantly dance in new spaces – not theatres, but schools, museums, nursing homes and even prisons; spaces in which dance does not usually attract much interest. The National Youth Ballet aims to demonstrate that dance has a social relevance creating a spirit of community and a sense of unity, focussing especially on a young audience.

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Since 1981, the association FREUNDE DES BALLETTZENTRUMS e.V. ('friends of the ballet centre') supports young and talented dancers within the school of THE HAMBURG BALLET - JOHN NEUMEIER financially as well as idealistically.

What are the advantages of being a member?
Behind-the-scenes insights into The Hamburg Ballet
Tours through the ballet centre
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Two more institutions support the work within the school of The Hamburg Ballet:
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