People love stories – they help us to comprehend the world around us. Ballet tells stories differently. Wordlessly communicating inner states and human relationships rather than specific information, dance becomes the living shape of emotion.
The presale has begun!
In keeping with its motto "Narratives", the 2019/2020 season of the Hamburg Ballet explores this issue with some of the solutions I have discovered over the past years. Find the upcoming season's schedule and brochure here. From now on, tickets for the entire ballet season 2019/20 can be purchased.
Tickets and Service
Opening Hours During Summer Break
During summer break, the ticket and subscription service will be closed from July 8 until July 28, 2019. During this time, tickets still can be purchased online and via external ticket sales points. You can also submit subscription requests online via our website. We ask for your understanding, if the processing of your subscription order may take place afterwards. As of July 29, the ticket service is available Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 6.30 pm (from August 3 to August 24 Saturday, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm).
Subscribing is a good deal!
Subscribers save up to 40% compared to the price of single tickets; young subscribers under the age of 30 even save 50%! Order Online, for written orders, please use the order form inside the 2019/2020 Season Brochure or this PDF.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
"None of us can have seen all the ballet versions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, but it is difficult to believe that any other might be as successful as John Neumeier's. He has created a reading of the text which makes sense of every aspect of the play. He has reproduced, in music and dance, the very spirit of Shakespeare's play. What an extraordinary play it is. What an extraordinary ballet it is." (Josseline Le Bourhis)
Congratulations: John Neumeier named Madoka Sugai and Jacopo Bellussi Principals and promoted Florian Pohl and Lizhong Wang to Soloists! As new Corps de Ballet dancers we welcome the former aspirants Viktoria Bodahl, Chiara Ruaro, Louis Haslach and Roberto Pérez as well as Ana Torrequebrada from the School of the Hamburg Ballet and Artem Prokopchuk and Emiliano Torres from the National Youth Ballet. The new generation is also ready: as new aspirants we welcome Francesca Harvey, Alice Mazzasette, Mirabelle Seymour, Lea Sjövall, Lasse Caballero, Alessandro Frola and Lennard Giesenberg all graduates from the School of the Hamburg Ballet.
John Neumeier at Work
Director Andre S. Labarthe accompanied John Neumeier and his ballet company over a period of six months during the rehearsals for "The Saga of King Arthur", the creation of "Magnificat" and at performances in Hamburg, Paris and Avignon, including his famous work "Saint Matthew Passion".
DVD & Blu-ray
John Neumeier Collection
The John Neumeier Collection presents four ballets by John Neumeier. These ballets, selected in honor of his 80th birthday, are a must-have addition to any DVD/Blu-ray collection. Featured works include "The Little Mermaid" (San Francisco Ballet), "Tatiana", "Christmas Oratorio I-VI" and "Nijinsky". In addition, the prize of the book "In Bewegung" is reduced to 50 €!
The New "jung" Brochure 2019/2020
"jung" – The program for young people of the Hamburg State Opera is now available. You will find the Journal at the box office or here as download.
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