Die Fledermaus

New Year’s Eve Concert

This concert has already taken place! € 190.00 | 165.00 | 120.00 | 55.00 | 25.00
This concert has already taken place! € 190.00 | 165.00 | 120.00 | 55.00 | 25.00

Pleasurable Operetta Classics to Ring in the New Year

»Die Fledermaus« is THE music for an effervescent New Year’s celebration! This year, the classic operetta about the champagne-fuelled festivities at Prinz Orlofsky’s palace comes to the Elbphilharmonie for the first time. The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra is conducted by someone who knows Viennese operetta like the back of his hand: Manfred Honeck made his debut at Vienna’s Volksoper with »Die Fledermaus«.

The foyers, with special access to the Plaza, remain open until after midnight with an extensive offering of food and drink for all concertgoers. In the Recital Hall Foyer, a bar area and DJ and provide a party atmosphere until the early hours of the morning.

One special reason for the popularity of this work is the part of the jailer Frosch, who – traditionally played by a comedian – launches into a lively, improvised tirade of social criticism at the beginning of the Third Act. This role is performed at the Elbphilharmonie by the impressive Caroline Peters. Recently named Actress of the Year, she has been demonstrating her hilarious comedy talent for years in TV shows such as ARD’s »Mord mit Aussicht«.

Manfred Honeck, as former director of music at the Stuttgart State Opera and now principal conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has performed Strauss’s piece numerous times in different theatres. Tonight he portrays the »irresponsible merriment that shows how upside-down the world is« (Karl Kraus) with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, a line-up of talented singer-actors and the NDR Chor. Cheers and a Happy New Year!

Performers

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

NDR Chor

Bo Skovhus baritone

Astrid Kessler soprano

Katharina Konradi soprano

Adrian Angelico mezzo-soprano

Dovlet Nurgeldiyev tenor

Michael Nagy baritone

Kresimir Spicer tenor

Markus Butter baritone

Theresa Dlouhy soprano

Caroline Peters acting

conductor Manfred Honeck

Renate Martin costume

Rena Donsbach costume design

Heiko Hentschel assistant director

Michael Sturminger text and stage direction

Programme

Johann Strauß (Sohn)
Die Fledermaus

Konzertante Aufführung

Estimated end time
22:30

Series

Operas and Oratorios

Concert Broadcast

Das Konzert wird live auf NDR Kultur übertragen.

Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR

In cooperation with Norddeutscher Rundfunk

During your visit

Visiting in the age of corona

Minimum distancing and face coverings on all passageways

Find out more

One before the concert

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

More about the Plaza

Before the concert

In the Grand Hall and Recital Hall foyers

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