Hamburgische Staatsoper & Hamburg Ballett
The Hamburg State Opera is one of the leading opera houses in Europe: Outstanding opera and ballet productions are on the varied program, which spans nearly 400 years of music history.
The artistic direction of opera director Georges Delnon and the Hamburg general music director and chief conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Kent Nagano has set himself the target to show a personal and recognizable profile in the awareness of the significant tradition of the institution in the tension between careful cultivation of a wide repertoire and remarkable passion.
John Neumeier has been directing the Hamburg Ballet since 1973 and has led the 60-person company to global fame. Their creative groundwork takes place in the Ballet Centre in Hamburg-Hamm, inaugurated in 1989. The repertoire is shaped by the work of ballet director and chief choreographer John Neumeier. It ranges from new versions of historical narrative and fairy tale ballets to literary adaptations, including many Shakespeare ballets, and pieces set to symphonic and sacred music.
The Hamburg Ballet is one of Germany’s major cultural ambassadors, giving guest performances all over the world. John Neumeier has organized regular ballet workshops since 1973. Since 1975, the ballet festival Hamburg Ballet Days, has marked the end of each season by showcasing the current repertoire and inviting a guest company to perform, then ending with the international Nijinsky Gala. Young choreographers are given the opportunity to create their own works within the framework of the “Young Choreographers” series. Graduates of the School of the Hamburg Ballet make up over 70% of the Hamburg Ballet company.
Press Contact Hamburg State Opera
Dr. Michael Bellgardt
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