The chorus members appear on stage at the Hamburg State Opera in a different role almost every night. Now sailors, now gipsies, now pilgrims or conspirators, then courtiers, hunters, the deranged or the imprisoned. In the role of crusaders in »I Lombardi alla prima Crociata« you travelled to Jerusalem, you were invited to Madama Butterfly's marriage and acclaimed Prince Igor. The men and women of the opera chorus demonstrate their artistic prowess, their flexibility, and their love of the stage in every performance.
Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera, »The Cunning Little Vixen«
With its around 70 members, the chorus of the Hamburg State Opera has for many years been one of the world’s best opera choruses. The varied repertoire – almost always in the language of the original – is multifaceted and includes baroque operas and dramatic operas, the major works of Verdi and Wagner as well as contemporary pieces. At the start of the 2013/14 season, Eberhard Friedrich took over the post of Chorus Master.