Adjudged one of the most famous opera houses in the world, Hamburg's Staatsoper attracts a host of international stars who perform pieces ranging from classical to contemporary. A small stage - the Opera Stablile - stages productions of new, experimental pieces. This venue is also home to the world class John Neumeier Ballet School, named after the ballet veteran who choreographs and directs full length ballet shows which never fail to leave the audience spellbound. The building dates from the 1950s, but the opera itself was founded as long ago as 1678, giving Hamburgische Staatsoper apt reason to take pride in its rich operatic traditions. The current musical director is Ingo Metzmacher, a darling of the critics and winner of numerous awards. So if opera and graceful ballet is your kind of thing, head to Hamburgische Staatsoper & Ballettcompagnie for a one of a kind experience.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
- Type: Dance, Opera
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Gänsemarkt: U2; Stephansplatz: U1