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2017-18 Season News

Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” in historically-informed performance practice

05 October 2017

The German early music ensemble Concerto Köln and the American conductor Kent Nagano launch a leading-edge project: in cooperation with the University of Cologne and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne (Germany) they will undertake Richard Wagner’s tetralogy, “The Ring of the Nibelung”. Their endeavor will help provide the international opera scene new impetus for […]

Kent to renew General Music Directorship in Hamburg until 2025

04 October 2017

On 4 October 2017, the Aufsichtsrat of the Hamburg State Opera decided to renew the contracts of General Director Georges Delnon and General Music Director Kent Nagano by 5 years until 2025. Both have been working successfully on the profiles of the Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg since 2015. The City […]

Kent Nagano wins ECHO Klassik 2017 ‘Conductor of the Year’ award

27 July 2017

We are delighted to announce that Kent Nagano has been awarded the Echo Klassik 2017 ‘Conductor of the Year’ award for his interpretation of Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie recorded with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and released last year on FARAO classics. The winners will be presented with their prizes at a gala event taking place in […]

Kent Nagano launches Der Ring des Nibelungen project in collaboration with Concerto Köln

22 June 2017

Kent Nagano launches an extraordinary project: Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” in historically-informed performance practice with Concerto Köln In their most recent collaboration, Concerto Köln and the internationally-renowned conductor, Kent Nagano, pursue a leading-edge project: in cooperation with scientists at the university and Musikhochschule in Cologne, they are taking on Richard Wagner’s tetralogy, “The […]

Hamburg State Opera announce 17/18 Season

11 April 2017

On 11 April 2017, Kent Nagano, General Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra, together with Georges Delnon, director of the State Opera Hamburg, and John Neumeier, director of the Hamburg Ballet, announced their season 2017/18. Even before the official start of the opera and concert season, […]