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. Ticket buyers and people participating in the order process will be informed by e-mail. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price: Information on tickets refunds
Even if rockets are shooting into the sky outside, the biggest fireworks display on New Year's Eve doesn't take place in front of the Elbphilharmonie, but inside. For the third year running, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra offers a programme of light music to see the old year out and the new one in. After the witty and sparkling performances of »Die Fledermaus« and »My Fair Lady« the two previous years, tonight's concert features operetta masterpieces of Jacqes Offenbach, like »Orpheus in the Underworld«.
Jacques Offenbach's satire of the Greek Orpheus legend was premiered in Paris in 1858, and soon took the world's theatres by storm. No wonder: the story of the unhappy marriage of the singer-songwriter of the ancient world and his beloved Eurydice is not only hilarious – with numbers like the legendary »can-can of hell« it also contains some of the catchiest tunes in music history. To this day, »Orpheus in the Underworld« remains one of the biggest stage hits of all time.
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Elsa Dreisig soprano
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo mezzo-soprano
Rolando Villazón tenor
conductor Marc Minkowski
Orpheus & Friends
Estimated end time
19:15 / 22:15
Opera in Concert
The concert will be broadcast live on NDR Kultur.
Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR