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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

Pre-Concert Talk
18:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Kleiner Saal

Concert Series

Promoter: Symphoniker Hamburg / HamburgMusik

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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.

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Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Großer Saal

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

    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

  • Accessibility

    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

  • 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

Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Grand Hall © Thies Raetzke