Staatsoper Hamburg Suspends Substantial Portion of Fall 2020 Season

By David Salazar

The Staatsoper Hamburg has suspended all performances between September through December with a few exceptions.

The company has announced an opening concert entitled “Molto Agitato” which will take place on Sept. 5, 2020 and will feature music by Weill, Ligeti, and Brahms. The concert will feature five soloists and a chamber orchestra.

Per the German company’s official website, the first opera production of the season, as scheduled, would be “Die Zauberflöte,” which would open on Dec 12, 2020.

The company was originally set to stage productions of “Boris Godunov,” “Tristan und Isolde,” “Rigoletto,” Così fan tutte,” “Don Giovanni,” “Ariadne auf Naxos,” “Orphée et Eurydice,” and “Norma,” among others, throughout the opening months of the season.

The new “Boris Godunov” production by Frank Castrof was set to open the season. The opera was set to feature Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Ida Aldrian, Narea Son, Renate Spingler, Matthias Klink, Kartal Karagedik, Vitalij Kowaljow, Sergey Polyakov, Alexander Roslavets, Alexander Roslavets, Jürgen Sacher, Jürgen Sacher , Marta Świderska,
Daniel Kluge, Martin Summer, and Julian Arsenault, with Kent Nagano at the podium.