2019/2020 Season Prematurely Terminated
"In the 47 years of my directorship of the Hamburg Ballet, it is for the first time that I have had to cancel the Hamburg Ballet Days and the Nijinsky Gala. This is a historical pause – for me personally and for my dancers and staff, but also for our loyal audience. It is particularly sad to cancel the ballet productions I intended to bring to Hamburg: the guest performances of the Polish National Ballet as well as the premiere of 'The Winter's Tale' by Christopher Wheeldon. I make a special effort to re-schedule this premiere as a part of next season's repertoire that might have to be rearranged", says John Neumeier.
"The implications of the restrictions caused by the global pandemic extend even further: It does not only threaten everyone's health, but also important achievements of our society. Particularly in times of crisis, the foremost objective of politics should be the preservation of culture as a means of creating a sense of community – providing the utmost freedom for artists to develop their unique art."
Postponed: On-sale date for the 2020/2021 season
Due to the current situation, the originally scheduled on-sale date for individual tickets for the coming season, May 7 (for subscribers) resp. May 11, 2020 (for the general public), will be postponed to the beginning of August 2020. We will inform you about the exact dates here on our website and via newsletter, which you may subscribe to here (in German). Subscriptions for the 2020/2021 season may also be ordered online anytime.
Information about the Coronavirus
Dear Audience of the Hamburg Ballet,
due to the coronavirus, unfortunately all performances at the Hamburg State Oper are cancelled until the end of June. We regret very much that we will not be able to offer you any more regular performances this season, but we will continue to provide various online services and do our utmost to prepare the coming season as conscientiously as possible. We would like to thank our audience and ask you to be patient. We will inform you here as soon as we have more information.
Weekly Streaming Series
The weekly streaming series will continue with three documentaries about John Neumeier from May 14: "Nijinsky & Neumeier", "John Neumeier at Work" and "John Neumeier - Unterwegs". The films are available as Video on Demand free of charge for 48 hours each. 9 days later, we will repeat the 48-hour streaming period for each film.
Exclusive Online Program of the Hamburg Ballet in times of Corona. To make your domestic waiting more pleasantly, we compiled an exclusive online program for you: ballet and fitness trainings with our dancers, hitherto unpublished images from creations and even more looks behind the scenes of the Hamburg Ballet. It is worth a look!
The hidden Perspective
Unpublished images and audio material from the creation of John Neumeier's ballet "The Glass Menagerie": Part II – Our photo- and videographer Kiran West invites you to get to know the creation from his personal "The hidden Perspective".
The hidden Perspective...
Virtual Ballet Training
For the very first time the Hamburg Ballet presents a virtual ballet training! The barre training was developed from home for home and is instructed by ballet master Lloyd Riggins and performed by star principal Madoka Sugai.
Workout Sessions by Daan van den Akker with Nicolas Gläsmann. "Fitness for home" is the motto of those enduring and strengthening workout sessions by Physiotherapist Daan van den Akker with our dancer Nicolas Gläsmann. These varied bodyweight exercises will help you to stay fit at home.
Box Office is Closed
Due to the current situation the box office is currently closed. Until further notice, you can reach us by telephone in deviation from the usual opening hours from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, via tel. +49 (0)40 35 68 68. On Saturdays our ticket hotline is currently closed. You can reach the ticket and subscription service by e-mail via email@example.com. Please find information about the return of tickets for the cancelled performances here.
Anniversaries are important landmarks that make traditions tangible. This is why I honour Ludwig van Beethoven with a new ballet in the week of his 250th birthday. The title of the ballet is "Beethoven 9" – a tribute also to the musical tradition, which the composer initiated with the "mythical" number of his symphonies.
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