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Tod in Venedig

Ein Totentanz von John Neumeier nach der Novelle von Thomas Mann


Updated Schedule 2020/21

We are pleased to present the new program from December to February, which we had to adjust due to the corona pandemic. On December 6 of 2020, John Neumeier will present "Beethoven Project II", his second world premiere of this year. The revival of "Hamlet", that had to be canceled due to the lockdown in March of 2020, is planned for February 10 of 2021. The program also includes John Neumeier's ballets "Ghost Light", "Christmas Oratorio I-VI", "All Our Yesterdays", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Death in Venice". We are particularly looking forward to John Neumeier's Ballet Workshops. Advance ticket sales will be expanded from December 6 of 2020: Tickets can be purchased four weeks before the performance date via telephone or at the box office. Details on the allocation of tickets for the Ballet Workshops will be announced soon. Calendar...


Beethoven Project II

The premiere of "Beethoven-Projekt II" replaces the announced premiere of "Beethoven 9", which cannot be realized with live music under the currently valid hygiene regulations. Kent Nagano conducts the State Philharmonic Orchestra. More...


Ghost Light

John Neumeier's ballet "Ghost Light" for 55 dancers has been created since May 11, taking into account the applicable distance requirements and hygiene regulations. The title "Ghost Light" draws on an American theatrical tradition: when it switched on, no artist is allowed to use the stage. The ghost light burns through the night – until the stage comes alive again.  More...


Death in Venice

"What fascinates me in my interpretation of Thomas Mann's novella is the depiction of absolute love. Tadzio causes Aschenbach to confront a hidden part of himself. Before meeting Tadzio, dignity, fame and his work which has gained him an aristocratic title have meant everything to Aschenbach. At first, he fights against his emotions justifying his fascination for the young man with purely aesthetic reasoning. Ultimately he surrenders to love – turning to life and bringing about his 'Death in Venice'." John Neumeier  More...

A Conversation (in German)

A Meeting – Culture and Politic

In the run-up to the world premiere of his new ballet "Ghost Light", John Neumeier welcomes Hamburg's First Mayor Peter Tschentscher to his Foundation. In an extensive conversation, he exchanges views on how politics and culture are directly related to one another. It is also about the permanent preservation of John Neumeier's dance collection and Foundation. You can read the full interview here (in German only). Journal No. 1 can be downloaded here. A Conversation...


Ticket sales starting December 6, 2020

The ticket sales for performances of the Hamburg Ballet will be elongated from December 6, 2020: four weeks before each event tickets can be bought by phone (Tel. +49 (0)40 35 68 68) or at our box office. Due to the pandemic, there are adjustments to the program regarding premieres, revivals, and the repertory. More...


Journal No 1

September/Oktober/November | Uraufführung: "Ghost Light". Repertoire: "Ballette für Klavier und Stimme", "Tod in Venedig", "Matthäus-Passion", "Orphée et Eurydice". Bundesjugendballett: "DisTanz" und "Im Aufschwung XII". Namen und Nachrichten. You will find the Journal at the box office or here as download. Archives...

New in our Shop

Calendar 2021

Whether for home or as a gift: The wall calendar 2021 features exquisite photographs by Kiran West. The dynamic images capture company performances from John Neumeier's ballets "Beethoven Project", "The Glass Menagerie" and "Ghost Light" amongst others. Also available in our shop: A special edition of the Ballet Yearbook with a look back on the unusual season 2019/20 and reflections on the time of the lockdown. Order...


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