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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)
18:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Kleiner Saal
Blog & Streams
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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
Food & Drink
Along with a wide range of food options, a large and changing selection of wines and the perfect delicacies to go with them are on offer before events and during the interval.More about Food & Drink
Since 1908, the Laeiszhalle has been a meeting place for Hamburg's musical life. The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.
Cloakrooms are located in the foyer areas. Baby carriages, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, handbags larger than DIN A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) as well as sport bags, backpacks and suitcases must be checked in at the cloakroom. If required, wheeled walkers can be parked in the immediate vicinity of the hall entrances. Our front of house staff is happy to assist you in this regard.
Cloakroom fee: €1.50
The accessible entrance to the Grand Hall and Brahms Foyer is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall. The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.
The accessible entrance to the Recital Hall is located at Dammtorwall 46 (Artists’ Entrance). 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 disabilities are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. The Grand Hall has space for six wheelchairs, while the Recital Hall has space for four wheelchairs (audience seats can be dismounted to make space for two further wheelchair spaces). Space for wheelchairs in the Brahms Foyer is available. Further information
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