The Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic State Orchestra are planning to resume performances at the beginning of the season on September 5. This will take place with all due diligence necessary for the safety of our audience and all those involved. For the period until early December, this will mean altered programming, and all events will take place with significantly reduced seating capacity and in accordance with distancing rules. At the State Opera, we hope to be able to implement regular performances, oriented mainly along the plans already published, from December onwards; in the concert sector, from the end of the year onwards.
The programme for the three opening productions of the State Opera is already decided; the further schedule through early December will be published on August 7. The Philharmonic Concerts Nos. 1-3 and the Chamber Concerts Nos. 1-2 will take place on the dates as announced, but will feature an altered programme and will be performed twice without an interval. The Concerts of the Philharmonic Academy will be postponed to a later date and different place. The exact programme and information on ticket sales and details on the event will be published on August 7 2020.
Your subscription has been suspended through the beginning of December, or in the case of a concert subscription, through the end of the year 2020, since we are unfortunately unable to offer you your regular subscription seats due to limited seating capacities. However, subscribers have the possibility to purchase tickets for this period with priority and at a discount. Your subscription starts with the beginning of regular performances, possibly with the number of performances reduced accordingly. You will presumably receive your subscription cards and invoices in October. Scheduled performances which could not be offered will not be counted, of course.
General ticket sales for September begin on August 24, and for October and November on September 7. Until further notice, advance bookings will start on a monthly basis, with advance notice of ca. two months. Subscribers will have priority booking rights, beginning a week ahead of these dates. Exact dates and sales methods will be listed on our website and publications.
Further Information and FAQ on subscriptions, tickets and schedule you will find here.