Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

CANCELLED: Kolik by Rainald Goetz / Sarah Maria Sun


This concert has already taken place! € 22.00
This concert has already taken place! € 22.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price or expressly forgo the refund in support of the cultural scene: Information on ticket refunds and waiving refunds for cancelled events

How do people experience the final hours before death? Rail against fate, face the end with gallows humour, or look back with satisfaction at a life well lived? The stage production »Kolik« takes this situation and holds one last monologue as death approaches. The show is based on Rainald Goetz’s hugely successful play of the same name from the 1980s.

Please note: The event makes use of strobe lighting.

Goetz, who qualified as a doctor and has a PhD in history, is a stage provocateur of the first order, a »brilliant post-punk poet, beer drinker, and hater of the world and culture industry«, as Spiegel magazine once described him. Accompanied by an acclaimed German-Swiss instrumental ensemble (Kaleidoskop soloists' ensemble and guests), Sarah Maria Sun takes on the absurd main role. Alongside the composers Leo Hofmann and Jannik Giger as well as director Benjamin van Bebber, Sun was significantly involved in the work’s conception.


Sarah Maria Sun soprano, voice performance, voice

Azra Ramić bass clarinet

Lucas Rössner Contraforte

Samuel Stoll french horn

Stephen Menotti trombone

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop

HannaH Walter violin
Ildiko Ludwig viola
Tilmann Kanitz violoncello
Paul Wheatley double bass

Angelika Löfflat performance

Jannik Giger composition for ensemble & playbacks

Leo Hofmann audio play, electronics

Benjamin van Bebber direction, librtetto

Lukas Huber sound

Lea Burkhalter stage, costume

Franziska Henschel Dramaturgie


Kolik by Rainald Goetz
A music theatre project by Jannik Giger, Leo Hofmann and Benjamin van Bebber
with Sarah Maria Sun, Kaleidoskop soloists' ensemble & guests


CANCELLED: Hamburg International Music Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik

A production by Gare du Nord and Benjamin van Bebber in collaboration with the Kaleidoskop soloists' ensemble and supported by Pro Helvetia. Performing rights: Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin.