The Hamburg Ballet kicks of the 2020/21 season on September 6 with the world premiere of John Neumeier's new creation "Ghost Light" using solo piano music by Franz Schubert. The ballet 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.
Updated Schedule 2020/21
The new brochure for the period from September 5 to December 5 of the updated 2020/21 season is available for you at the Hamburg State Opera or you can download the digital version
Would you like to find out how our dancers deal with the corona crisis, what they do in their free time and how they started dancing? Our dancers introduce themselves in brief profiles. Head to our blog to learn more about the Soloists of our company (in German).
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Advance Ticket Sales and Subscription Service
Until further notice, advance ticket sales for the 2020/21 opera, ballet and concert season will start in stages: from 24 August for all events in September, from 7 September for the period from 1 October to 5 December. The box office and the ticket and subscription service can be contacted by telephone or e-mail from Monday to Friday and on Saturdays.
Flexible Seating Plan and Wearing Masks
In the currently valid Senate ordinance, the number of participants permitted for events in closed rooms is limited to a maximum of 650 seats. Since the specified distance requirements of 1.5 metres must be observed at all times, the Hamburg State Opera cannot make use of this maximum number. A flexible seating plan, however, allows us to cater to the wishes of our visitors and thus allows up to 10 people to sit next to each other. Masks are also compulsory at the Hamburg State Opera. Mouth and nose covers must be worn on all walkways until the seat is occupied.
The Effects of Corona
FAQ about the effects of Corona on subscriptions, tickets and the schedule. We have summarized for you all important information about tickets, cards and vouchers. In addition, you will find all relevant information for the start of the season and the pre-sale start for 2020/21, as well as the subscriptions for the 2020/21 season.
Information on the Refund of Purchased Tickets
Due to the corona virus, the Hamburg State Opera unfortunately cancelled all performances in all venues from March 13 to June 28, 2020 by order of the authorities. If you have already purchased tickets for performances, you can get them refunded.
Journal No 5/6
Summer 2020. Content (in German): Wunderkammer des Wissens, Laboratorium der Moderne. Interview mit John Neumeier. Statements: Tänzer/innen. You will find the Journal at the box office or here as download. Archives...
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Ballet Yearbook 2019/20
In a very special edition of the Ballet Yearbook, John Neumeier looks back at the unusual season 2019/20, reflects upon the time of the shutdown and gives an outlook on his new creation "Ghost Light". The Yearbook for the 2019/20 season is now available in the online shop and at the State Opera box office for 15 euros. By the way: You can also buy the ballet honey in the shop!
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