Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Open Dress Rehearsal: Peking Opera Meets »The Ring of the Nibelung«

Easter Festival

This concert has already taken place! € 18.00
This concert has already taken place! € 18.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find detailed information on ticket returns here: Information on ticket returns

Richard Wagner in the Middle Kingdom? A synthesis of » The Ring of the Nibelung« and exotic Peking opera? Sounds absurd, but it does make sense. After all, every culture has its myths and archetypes with universal validity: heroes and villains, gods and royalty, love and betrayal. In Anna Peschke's and Liu Dake's spectacular production in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall, the struggle for power acquires new meanings and interpretations – especially so in view of explosive topics such as climate change, economic growth and China's expansion on the »New Silk Road«.

In the music of the Uzbek composer Aziza Sadikova and Qiu Xiaobo, the Nibelung libretto is interpreted anew in a Chinese adaptation. The production uses traditional Chinese instruments such as the mouth organ sheng and the violin-like erhu, as well as typical Bayreuth representatives such as the Wagner tuba – after all, there are numerous musical cross-links and parallels, with themes that feature prominently in both Wagner and Peking opera.


Mitglieder der China National Peking Opera Company ensemble

Liu Dake co-director

Zhang He vocals

Jiang Meiyi vocals

Zhang Lei vocals

Kara Leva vocals

Mattis Nolte vocals

Claudius Körber vocals

Song Rongzhen jinghu

Feng Siyi jing erhu

Huang Ke yueqin (Mondlaute)

Xia Shuyuan bass sheng

Wang Xi chinese drums

Niu Lulu large gong

Cao Rongping cymbal

Chen Shumin small gong

Erik Drescher flute, bass flute

Haeree Yoo french horn, Wagner tuba

Juho Laitinen violoncello


Der Ring des Nibelungen – Peking-Oper trifft auf Musiktheater
Libretto auf der Grundlage von Richard Wagners »Ring des Nibelungen« von Anna Peschke, Derek Gimpel und Chen Zhuo
Musik von Aziza Sadikova und Qiu Xiaobo
Aufführung in deutscher und chinesischer Sprache


CANCELLED: Easter Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by HHLA and COSCO Shipping

A co-production of the China National Peking Opera Company and the DFK Deutscher Freundeskreis europäischer Jugendorchester e.V. | Dr. Gabriele Minz GmbH