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Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Sun, 27 May 2018 19:00
Kurt Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Symphoniker Hamburg / Hamburg International Music Festival
Towards the end of the 1920s, Kurt Weill and author Bertolt Brecht wrote the opera about »Mahagonny« – a fictitious paradise city somewhere in the desert in the USA. Here the biggest crime is not having money; corruption is rampant. For this ruthless critique on society, Weill rummaged through music history and placed numerous quotes in the score – often very ironic, as the work was also meant as a critique of the compliant »culinary opera«.
Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz
Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet soprano
Thomas Ebenstein tenor
Marcell Bakonyi bass baritone
Nadja Mchantaf soprano
Michael König tenor
Markus Miesenberger tenor
Simon Schnorr baritone
Levente Páll bass
Peter Schmidt Szenische Einrichtung und Ausstattung
conductor Jeffrey Kahane
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny / Oper in drei Akten (Libretto: Bertolt Brecht)
Blog & Streams
Best of 2018 Music Festival: The Playlist
From Giuseppe Verdi and Karlheinz Stockhausen to John Williams: we’ve put together some of the programme highlights in our festival playlist.
DON’T GIMME THAT ROMANTIC STARE!
More relevant than ever before: Bertolt Brecht’s opera » Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny« ridicules capitalism.
Music as Utopia
What would happen if…? »Utopia« is the motto of the 3rd Hamburg International Music Festival.
Promoter: Symphoniker Hamburg / HamburgMusik gGmbH
Sun, 27 May 2018 18:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg Kleiner Saal
Learn more about the history and background of the evening’s music programme at the pre-concert talk (in German).
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 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
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.