“The whole evening is electrified, the music pulses ceaselessly, the rhythm is sharpened, everything flows…”
(Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Kent Nagano is renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence. He is passionate about introducing concert and opera audiences throughout the world to new and rediscovered music and offering fresh insights into established repertoire.


Kent Nagano with Modest P. Mussorgsky’s opera “Boris Godunov” at the Hamburg State Opera (September 2023)

September 15th, 2023|Categories: 2023 - 2024 Season|

This coming Saturday, 16 September, Kent Nagano will open the 2023/24 season of the Hamburg State Opera with Modest P. Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov in a new production by Frank Castorf. “The years between the death of Ivan the Terrible and the ascension of the Romanov family to the throne are known in Russia as the “Time of Troubles”. During this time, Boris Godunov strives to gain power with an iron determination. However, the ghosts of the past catch up with him and he dies a madman, abandoned and betrayed by everyone. In the meantime, the country sinks ever deeper into corruption, putsches and intrigue. A new “Time of Troubles” dawned during Modest Mussorgsky’s lifetime: the old order faltered and could not survive, [...]

Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” on tour (August 2023)

August 1st, 2023|Categories: 2022-2023 Season|

Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” on tour (August 2023) After the successful start at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele in June 2023, Kent Nagano will go on tour with Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” in historically informed performance practice in August 2023. With musicians from the Dresdner Festspielorchester and Concerto Köln as well as a renowned cast, there will be guest performances at the Cologne Philharmonie (18 August), the Ravello Festival (20 August) and the Lucerne Festival (22 August). Under the artistic direction of Kent Nagano and Jan Vogler, the Ring will be performed in the context of its period of origin and on the basis of current research in performance practice in a project of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, building on the Wagner-Lesarten initiative, which was [...]

Upcoming Events

Staatsoper Hamburg | Boris Godunov

September 23 @ 19:30 - 20:30

Staatsoper Hamburg | Mahler Symphony No.1

September 24 @ 11:00 - 12:00

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