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Nadja Mchantaf
Nadja Mchantaf
Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet
Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet
Jeffrey Kahane
Jeffrey Kahane © E.F. Marton Productions
EuropaChorAkademie © Felix Broede
Symphoniker Hamburg
Symphoniker Hamburg © J. Konrad Schmidt

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

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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«.


Symphoniker Hamburg

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


Kurt Weill
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny / Oper in drei Akten (Libretto: Bertolt Brecht)

Semi-szenische Aufführung

Concert Series

Promoter: Symphoniker Hamburg / HamburgMusik gGmbH

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Pre-Concert Talk

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


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