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Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:00
Handel: Israel in Egypt
NDR Das Alte Werk: Concerto Köln
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.
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: Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg Kleiner Saal
Learn more about the history and background of the evening’s music programme at the pre-concert talk (in German).
Hansen & Edel at the Laeiszhalle /
Food & Drink
In addition to diverse food and drinks offered in the intervals and preceeding events, guests are also welcome in the elegant Brahms Foyer following concerts.More about Food & Drink
The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.
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
Gänsemarkt multistorey carpark: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg
Day Rate (06:00–20:00): €2.50 per 45 minutes or part thereof (maximum €20.00)
Night Rate (18:00–06:00): €2.50 per 45 minutes or part thereof (maximum €9.00)
24-Hour Rate: €25.00
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.