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John Neumeier's "Sylvia" turns 25

On Sunday, September 5, John Neumeier's "Sylvia" ballet returns to the stage of the Hamburg State Opera as a newly rehearsed revival. Read more (in German) about the creation of the piece, the ballet music by Léo Delibes and background information on the choreography here.



We open the new 2021/22 season on September 5 with the revival of John Neumeier's ballet "Sylvia". In its original version, "Sylvia" was a mythically overloaded 19th-century ballet - John Neumeier turned it into the story of a strong woman torn between vocation and love in 1997. He was inspired less by the original libretto than by Léo Delibe's music. More...


Hamlet 21

The plays of William Shakespeare have been a continuous source of inspiration throughout my career. However, to be fascinated by and to work on one narrative for 45 years, there must be a good reason. Shakespeare's drama "Hamlet" is surely an iconic monument of world literature. Thousands of books have been written, attempting to interpret, decipher and to fully understand the drama's significance. It is a work we sense to be important, something we feel we should know about. Many of us studied "Hamlet" at school. Maybe, my own ballet should also begin in a schoolroom? More...

Tour in Baden-Baden

From residency to dance festival

It is impossible to imagine the season program without the Hamburg Ballet's guest performances in Baden-Baden. Now the annual residency of the Hamburg Ballet is to be expanded into a festival of its own. The program in October 2021 gives a foretaste of the direction in which John Neumeier will develop the new festival. More...


Hélène Bouchet bids farewell

After more than 23 years, the principal Hélène Bouchet will end her dance career and leave the Hamburg Ballet at the end of the year. Hélène Bouchet will give her farewell performance with the Hamburg Ballet in December in "Christmas Oratorio I-VI". Hélène Bouchet joined the Hamburg Ballet in 1998, was promoted to soloist in 2003 and only two years later to principal. Ida Praetorius will take her place as principal of the Hamburg Ballet starting January 2022. She is currently a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet.


Tickets and Performance Visits

General advance ticket sales for the 2021/22 season will begin on August 18, 2021, and then four weeks before the performance date until further notice - unless other dates are announced. Subscription additional ticket sales start on August 16, 2021 and then accordingly five weeks before performance. We kindly ask you to buy tickets online or at our box office. Attendance at performances is subject to restrictions for the safety of our patrons.

Ballet School

Introduction to Ballet

Do you like movement, rhythm, and music? Are you between 7 and 11 years old? Would you love to dance? Then we are the perfect place for you! The School of the Hamburg Ballet is opening its doors for our first "Introduction to Ballet". The next "introduction to ballet" will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in the afternoon. Participation is only possible after prior registration and the number of participants is limited. Therefore, prior registration by email is essential. More...


Journal No 1

September/October | Wiederaufnahme: "Sylvia". Die Geburt eines Tanzfestivals. 10 Jahre Bundesjugendballett. Pressestimmen zur Uraufführung "Beethoven-Projekt II". Repertoire: "Hamlet 21". Ehrenmedaille für John Neumeier. Leute: Wiedereröffnung mit vier Premieren, Ballett-Tagen und Nijinsky-Gala. You will find the Journal here as download. Archives...

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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