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Ballett von John Neumeier nach Saxo Grammaticus und William Shakespeare



As long as it is impossible to give performances and concerts, our musicians perform not collectively as usual, but individually and from their homes. Of course music is being made in their living-rooms. Our digital channels feature home-made artistic programmes and exclusive insights into the lives of members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra. So follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And, most importantly: stay healthy!


Information about the corona virus

From March 13 to April 30, 2020, the authorities have ordered all performances of the Hamburg State Opera at all venues to be cancelled due to the coronavirus. This also concerns concerts of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets for cancelled performances will automatically be invalidated. However, we do ask for your patience, as the refunding of all ticket purchases will presumably take several weeks. Read more...


Box Office Closed

Due to the current situation, the box office of the Hamburg State Opera is currently closed. Until further notice, you can reach the ticket and subscription service in deviation from the usual opening hours from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm via tel. +49(0)40 35 68 68 and by email via ticket@staatsoper-hamburg.de. To buy tickets for performances from May 1, 2020, please also use the online ticket sale. Please find information about the return of tickets for the cancelled performances until April 30, 2020 here.


The 193rd concert season

The Philharmonic begins its new season with Kent Nagano in August 2020 with a great open-air concert on Hamburg's Rathausmarkt. Further highlights: the opening concert of the International Hamburg Music Festival in April 2021 and a concert honouring Klaus-Michael Kühne. In addition, the orchestra interprets classical and late-romantic repertoire, juxtaposing them with contemporary pieces, including world premieres by Toshio Hosokawa, Matthew Ricketts and Sean Shepherd. Guest artists include Ingo Metzmacher, Klaus Florian Vogt, Nikolai Lugansky and Veronika Eberle. Read more...

Kent Nagano

Hamburg's General Music Director

Kent Nagano is one of the most renowned concert and opera conductors of our time. Since 2015, he is General Musik Director and head conductor of the Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic State Orchestra. Read more...

Friends and Supporters

Close to the Orchestra

Members of the "Freundeskreis" are very close to the orchestra and get to enjoy rehearsal visits, meet and greets with experts and artists, as well as receiving invitations to exclusive events involving the orchestra. Read more...

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