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Concerto Köln
Concerto Köln © Giampiero Corelli
NDR Chor
NDR Chor © Michael Müller
Philipp Ahmann
Philipp Ahmann © Steven Haberland
Franz Vitzthum
Franz Vitzthum © Christine Schneider
Andrew Foster-Williams
Andrew Foster-Williams

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Fri, 24 Mar 2017   20:00

Handel: Israel in Egypt

NDR Das Alte Werk: Concerto Köln

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In 18th century England, the main focus of Puritan prejudice against theatre and music was the Italian opera. The focus of attack was: the vain castrati, the eccentric divas, the immoral behaviour of the ballet dancers and the lavish scenery. When in 1738 a campaign to support the opera found no subscribers, Handel changed his plans and remembered the growing enthusiasm in London for oratorios – in English, based on biblical topics.

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Concerto Köln

NDR Chor

Gillian Webster soprano

Franz Vitzthum alto

Benjamin Hulett tenor

Andrew Foster-Williams bass

musical director Philipp Ahmann


Georg Friedrich Händel
Israel in Egypt / Oratorium in drei Teilen HWV 54 für Soli, Chor und Orchester / Fassung der Uraufführung von 1739

Estimated end time: 23:05


Promoter: NDR

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Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Großer Saal

The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.

  • Getting Here

    Laeiszhalle Hamburg
    20355 Hamburg

    The Laeiszhalle can be easily reached by bus, underground and bicycle.

    The nearest stops include:
    Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
    Underground line U1: Stephansplatz  
    Bus 4, 5, 109, Schnellbus 34, 36: Stephansplatz
    Bus 3, 112, Schnellbus 35, 36: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    City bicycle (Stadtrad) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall

  • Parking

    Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg

    First 30 minutes: €2.00
    First 60 minutes: €4.00
    Rate per further hour or part thereof: €4.00
    Night Rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11.00
    24-Hour Rate: maximum €30.00

  • Accessibility

    Grand Hall / Brahms Foyer: Accessible Entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall
    The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.

    Recital Hall / Studio E / Artists' Entrance: Accessible Entrance at Dammtorwall 46
    The Recital Hall is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 68 cm in width.

    Three parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are located at the entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall. Six parking spaces for visitors with disibilites are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.

Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Grand Hall © Thies Raetzke


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