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Frankenstein © Theater Basel
Jan Dvořák
Jan Dvořák © Julia Kneuse

Kampnagel K6

Music Theatre: Frankenstein / World Premiere

Hamburg International Music Festival

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In his hubris, Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, creates an artificial human being who mutates into a murderous monster and drives both of them to their deaths. Mary Shelley wrote this story in 1818 when she was only 19 years old. It is now firmly established as a classic of its genre, incorporating a vision of the future, a horror story, ethical reflection and a political statement at the same time. To mark the novel’s 200-year anniversary, the Hamburg-based composer Jan Dvořák and the film and opera director Philipp Stölzl from Berlin (»Der Medicus«, »Winnetou«) retell it as a gothic opera featuring nature sounds, shock effects and dark neo-romanticism.

In German with German and English surtitles.


Catrin Striebeck acting

Viktor Rud baritone

Andromahi Raptis soprano

Sascha Emanuel Kramer tenor

Alin Anca bass baritone

Stefan Sevenich bass baritone

Instrumentalisten der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg

musical director Johannes Harneit

Philipp Stölzl staging, stage design

Philipp M. Krenn co-director

Heike Vollmer stage design

Kathi Maurer costume design

Janina Zell Dramaturgie


Jan Dvořák
Frankenstein (Uraufführung)

Promoter: Staatsoper Hamburg

A production of Staatsoper Hamburg in cooperation with Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Kampnagel. Adaption of the production of Theater Basel.



Germany's largest independent performance venue. Since 1984 this multifunctional stage complex has made the former crane factory its home: six stages, a cinema, nine rehearsal rooms and a restaurant.

  • Getting Here

    Jarrestrasse 20
    22303 Hamburg

    Bus 172, 173: Jarrestraße (Kampnagel)

  • Parking

    Special rates for the underground car park on Barmbeker Strasse are available for Kampnagel visitors. Rate for parking up to two hours: €1.50 per hour; flat rate: €4.00. Please provide your parking ticket at the box office for validation!

  • Accessibility

    There are parking spaces for people with disabilities located on the Kampnagel premises. Furthermore, ramps to the box office and foyer as well as disabled toilets (with hand rails and automatic doors) are available. Stalls are only accessible via steps, therefore persons with mobility disabilities are kindly asked to announce their arrival in advance – the in-house service team will be happy to assist you.

Kampnagel © Antonia Zennaro


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