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Christiane Karg
Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker
Georg Nigl
Georg Nigl © Bernd Uhlig
Jonas Kaufmann
Jonas Kaufmann © Gregor Hohenberg
Ian Bostridge
Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Lieder Recitals

Particularly Intense Artistic Experiences

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Exploring the foundations of human existence beyond the explicable physical world – this spiritual need expressed itself particularly strongly in Romanticism. No wonder, then, that the lied was discovered to be the ideal form of expression in this era. Schubert’s lieder, for example, »express the inexpressible in a forceful way«, according to the great British tenor Ian Bostridge, who rounds off the »Lieder Recitals« cycle with Schubert’s »Schwanen-gesang«, one of the composer’s last works.

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Subscription Benefits

Up to 30% discount

Compared to individual concerts


The Subscription Card can be used to receive Elbphilharmonie Card benefits!


Youth discount
for all
aged 27 and under

Only €10.00 per concert

Booking a Subscription

  • Choosing your seat

    Are you curious to find out what kind of view of the stage different seats have? To help select your favourite seat, use your mouse to activate the representative seat views.

  • Free travel to concerts with HVV

    The subscription card is valid for one return trip (HVV-Gesamtbereich including Schnellbus) to the concert location on the same day as the event.

  • Discounts

    As a subscription holder, the Elbphilharmonie Card benefits also apply to you: a discount of 10% off a maximum of two individually booked tickets for most concerts. Also, all aged 27 and under have the added benefit of an economically priced youth subscription – for most series, only €10.00 per concert (exception: Ensemble Resonanz concerts).

  • Renewal: no problem

    A subscription is valid for the selected series in season and will be renewed for a further season automatically, unless written notice to terminate the renewal is given by 31 May (exception: the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra's Hasi Concerts).

  • Clash of appointments? Swop or transfer!

    If you are unable to attend a concert in your subscription series, a voucher will be issued, which you may then redeem for your chosen concert of the same promoter (exception: the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra's Hasi concerts).

    A maximum of two swops per subscription and season is accepted. Swops can only be executed within season. You must give notice of a swop request in person or by telephone one week before the concert at the latest.

    The right to attend the subscribed concerts can also be transferred to third parties.

  • Terms & Conditions of Sale

    View the Terms & Conditions for subscriptions here (in German only).