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Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

10. Philharmonisches Konzert


Main Stage

Ein Sommernachtstraum (Filmvorführung)

Ballett von John Neumeier nach William Shakespeare


Doubled seating capacity!

Following the further opening decisions of the Senate Chancellery of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on June 11, the Hamburg State Opera has adjusted its seating plan and has released around 300 additional seats per performance for the 46th Hamburg Ballet Days with immediate effect. The changed seating plan is valid from this Sunday, June 13, and the advance sale of the additional tickets for all performances starts immediately. Due to the pre-sale start with two weeks in advance, tickets for the last performances of the festival will be released in the coming days. Buy Tickets Online


46th Hamburg Ballet Days

It is with joy and optimism that we present our programme for this year's Hamburg Ballet Days. The festival will be opened by "Hamlet 21", a new version of John Neumeier's ballet "Hamlet" whose revival at the end of March 2020 was prevented by the Corona pandemic. For the first time in the history of the Hamburg Ballet Days, the "Nijinsky Gala" (the program) is scheduled for two consecutive performances. Except for "A Midsummer Night's Dream", all further productions of the festival will also be performed twice: "Ghost Light", "Beethoven Project II", "Death in Venice" and "Beethoven Project I". More...

Screening & DVD/Blu-ray

A Midsummer Night's Dream

As a part of the 46th Hamburg Ballet Days, John Neumeier presents his new ballet film "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in a screening on June 21. The Hamburg Ballet took advantage of the lockdown of the cultural sector and recorded this repertoire classic with film director Myriam Hoyer in 4K resolution and under studio conditions in the empty Hamburg State Opera. The newly released DVD/Blu-ray "A Midsummer Night's Dream" can be obtained from our online shop from June 21, 2021. The program for the ballet production is also available there. More...


Back to the Future

In a conversation regarding this brochure in Peter Schmidt's studio, the phrase "back to the future" came to mind as an expression of the hope that the long tradition of the Hamburg Ballet will soon return to normality and continue developing into the future. More...


Season 21/22

The program for the upcoming season 21/22 has been released: Two premieres – "The Sleeping Beauty" and "The Winter's Tale" and two revivals – "Sylvia" and "Liliom". Find here the season's schedule, the brochure 21/22, the ballet subscriptions (order form) or a calendar to print.


Honorary Medal "Ingenio et arti"

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has awarded John Neumeier the medal "Ingenio et arti" following the premiere of his ballet "Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler" at the Royal Opera House Copenhagen on May 19. Established in 1841, the "Ingenio and arti" medal is a personal award of Danish monarchs given for meritorious services to distinguished personalities from the worlds of arts and science. More...


New Ticket Modalities and Performance Visits

The advance sale of tickets usually begins 14 days before the performance date. The visit is only possible with a negative coronavirus test (not self-test!) not older than 24 hours or PCR test not older than 48 hours, the proof of a complete corona vaccination (last necessary vaccination date at least 14 days ago) or a convalescent proof (positive PCR test at least 28 days and at most six months ago). Regardless of this, persons with symptoms of an acute respiratory infection may not attend the performance. More...


Journal No 4

May/June | Die 46. Hamburger Ballett-Tage. Premiere: "Beethoven-Projekt II" – Kent Nagano erläutert im Gespräch mit Jörn Rieckhoff seine Ideen und Hintergründe zu "Beethoven-Projekt II" von John Neumeier. Filmvorführung: John Neumeiers "Ein Sommernachtstraum" als Ballettfilm. Ensembleporträt: Anna Laudere. Gedanken und Sichtweisen von den Tänzer*innen des Bundesjugendballett zur derzeitigen Corona-Situation. You will find the Journal here as download. Archives...


Brief Profiles

Would you like to find out how our dancers deal with the corona crisis, what they do in their free time and how they started dancing? Our dancers introduce themselves in brief profiles. Head to our blog to learn more about the Soloists of our company (in German) The Blog...

Online Shop

Programs, Posters, DVDs, ...

In our online shop you will find a wide range of Hamburg Ballet products: programs, posters, books and DVD recordings of John Neumeier's ballets as well as merchandise items such as cloth bags or the annual wall calendar. Just make sure you stop by! Order...


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Cast Changes

You will find the cast changes for the upcoming performances HERE

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