Meeting Point: Stage Door
Führung durch die Staatsoper
Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
Rehearsal start with Cathy Marston
Welcome to Hamburg, ! The choreographer and director of Ballett Zürich is in our city and is working with the dancers of the Hamburg Ballet on "Jane Eyre" - the ballet based on the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë celebrates its German premiere at the Hamburg State Opera on December 3.
"I grew up on literature. Both of my parents were English teachers and we read a lot." With this background and dance training in Cambridge and London, developed into a distinctive choreographer who is celebrated worldwide, not least for her literary ballets. John Neumeier has invited her version of "Jane Eyre" based on the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë for the penultimate premiere of his artistic directorship.
It has become a tradition for ballet companies all over the world to perform Peter Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" at Christmas time. John Neumeier's version of "The Nutcracker", however, avoids direct reference to Christmas. In his ballet, the central character Marie celebrates her twelfth birthday and is drawn by the mysterious ballet master Drosselmeier into the fascinating world of dance ... It is, in fact, a ballet about ballet itself.
Film Screening & Book Signing
Dona Nobis Pacem
The DVD of John Neumeier's last creation "Dona Nobis Pacem" has just been released than we invite you to an exclusive film screening at the Hamburg State Opera. Come along on the morning of December 10 and experience the moving choreography by John Neumeier and the Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach on the big screen. Afterwards, John Neumeier will be available for a book signing, where the newly released DVD or Blu-ray can be purchased.
Nijinsky Gala XLIX
It's going to be a lavish celebration! The "Nijinsky Gala XLIX" on Sunday, July 14, 2024 is not only the usual ceremonial conclusion to the 49th Hamburg Ballet Days, but also the end of John Neumeier's directorship after 51 years. If you would like to become a part of this historic event, you can place your ticket requests in our online application process from November 28 to 30, 2023. It is possible to request up to two tickets per person/household; they will be allocated randomly. Whoever is one of the lucky ones will be informed before Christmas!
DVD/Blu-ray DVDs are available!
Dona Nobis Pacem
For his latest creation "Dona Nobis Pacem" John Neumeier chose Bach's last major vocal work, the Mass in B minor. Together with his dancers and the musicians of the Vocalensemble Rastatt and Ensemble Resonanz, he embarked on a journey to the existential questions of life. The acclaimed performances in the Hamburg State Opera were recorded and now the ballet will finally be released on DVD and Blu-ray at the beginning of September by the C Major label!
Advent Calendar 2023
This year in Advent, the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Ballet will once again open the little doors of a special kind of Advent calendar from December 1 to 23, a small artistic surprise awaits visitors in the foyer. You can find out what is hidden behind the respective "Advent door" on the blog of the Hamburg State Opera from 10 am on a daily basis. Admission is free, but donations are collected.
To the calendar...
With the Hamburg Ballet through the year 2024! Color photohraphies by Kiran West accompany you through the coming year. In our online shop you will find also a wide range of Hamburg Ballet products: programs, posters, books and DVD recordings of John Neumeier's ballets as well as merchandise items. Just make sure you stop by!
Journal No 3
December/January | Premiere: "Jane Eyre". Repertoire: "Der Nussknacker", "Weihnachtsoratorium I-VI", "Ghost Light", "Die Kameliendame". Raymond Hilbert, BJB-Ballettmeister – Interview. Das Balletträtsel Nr. 1. Ensemble: Matias Oberlin. You will find the Journal here as download. Archives...
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