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Venue: Staatsoper, Hamburg

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AddressGroße Theaterstraße 25
20354 Hamburg
Germany
Google maps53° 33' 24.373" N 9° 59' 21.843" E
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HamburgDie tote Stadt

Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Christoph Gedschold; Karoline Gruber; Hamburg State Opera; Roy Spahn; Mechthild Seipel; Klaus Florian Vogt; Gun-Brit Barkmin

HamburgLa Cenerentola

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Christian Günther; Renaud Doucet; Hamburg State Opera; André Barbe; Xabier Anduaga; Kartal Karagedik

HamburgLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Kent Nagano; Peter Konwitschny; Hamburg State Opera; Helmut Brade; Klaus Florian Vogt; Christof Fischesser

HamburgLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Guy Joosten; Hamburg State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Jorge Jara; Celine Byrne; Katharina Konradi

HamburgFalstaffNew production

Verdi: Falstaff
Axel Kober; Calixto Bieito; Hamburg State Opera; Susanne Gschwender; Anja Rabes; Ambrogio Maestri; Maija Kovalevska

HamburgOrphée et Eurydice

Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
Alessandro De Marchi; John Neumeier; Hamburg State Opera; Dmitry Korchak; Andriana Chuchman

HamburgLulu

Berg: Lulu
Kent Nagano; Christoph Marthaler; Hamburg State Opera; Anna Viebrock; Barbara Hannigan; Jochen Schmeckenbecher

HamburgLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Giampaolo Bisanti; Johannes Erath; Hamburg State Opera; Annette Kurz; Herbert Murauer; Christina Poulitsi; Liparit Avetisyan
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Olfactory and ocular obfuscation: The Nose in Hamburg

Bo Skovhus (Kovalyov) and Bernhard Berchtold (The Nose) © Arno Declair
Kent Nagano and the forces of Staatsoper Hamburg launch their new season with a production of Shostakovich's very first opera in which the ears are beguiled but the eyes are not.
***11
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An immersive auto-da-fé: Konwitschny's Don Carlos sizzles

Don Carlos at Staatsoper Hamburg © Brinkhoff/Mögenburg (2008)
From stylised 16th-century dress to a 1970s sitcom ballet, Konwitschny's Staatsoper staging is full of brilliantly inventive touches, splendidly realised in this excellently sung revival. 
*****
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Hamburg's Die Tote Stadt: excellent singing but muddled staging

Klaus Florian Vogt (Paul) © Bernd Uhlig (2015)
Hamburg's revival of a 2015 production is a musical success, but the director's concepts are sometimes too dense to tell a straightforward story.
****1
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Christof Loy’s Alcina still bewitches in Hamburg

Agneta Eichenholz (Alcina), Narea Son (Oberto) and Franco Fagioli (Ruggiero) © Hans Jörg Michel
The 2002 production of Handel’s masterpiece is revived with a solid cast under the baton of Riccardo Minasi.
****1
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Are they all like that? Staatsoper Hamburg's new Così

Maria Bengtsson Fiordiligi) and Ida Aldrian (Dorabella) © Jörn Kipping
Hamburg State Opera launches its new season with a visually overpowering but musically satisfying Così fan tutte.
****1
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Hamburg Bohème a feast for voyeurs

La bohème © Bernd Uhlig
Johannes Laiacker’s inspired set designs were a perfect example of how a modern setting can avoid being gratuitously iconoclastic.
***11
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Sara Mingardo leads a strong cast in Hamburg Ulisse

Sara Mingardo (Penelope) © Monika Rittershaus
Willy Decker's production, presented in Zürich in 2014, is revived at the Hamburgische Staatsoper with most of the same cast
****1
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Closer to St. Trinian’s than Braveheart: Lucia in Hamburg

Katerina Tretyakova (Lucia) © Brinkhoff-Mögenburg
Neither Sir Walter Scott nor Donizetti were well served by the farcical staging, but finally bellissimo bel canto prevailed over the production.
***11
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