My Fair Lady

New Year's Concert

This concert has already taken place! € 150.00 | 120.00 | 85.00 | 45.00 | 15.00
This concert has already taken place! € 150.00 | 120.00 | 85.00 | 45.00 | 15.00

High spirits in the Grand Hall. Fireworks outside the windows. And dancing in the foyer. New Year's Eve at the Elbphilharmonie is a real hit! The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra supplies the perfect background music, with masterpieces of light entertainment for the end of the year. After a witty and sparkling performance of »Die Fledermaus« on New Year's Eve 2018, the end of 2019 and the start of 2020 sees the next rocket fired full of catchy tunes. This time, the programme features a brilliant musical: Alan Gilbert conducts »My Fair Lady«.

The Broadway classic from the pens of Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner tells the story of the love affair between a college professor and a simple flower girl. The eccentric Higgins, a professor of phonetics, makes a bet with a colonel friend that he'll manage to turn the little »plant from the gutter«, as he calls Eliza Doolittle, into a lady by teaching her to speak properly.

But there's one thing he hasn't reckoned with when performing his experiment with a human subject: Eliza turns out to be an enchanting personality in her own right, with plenty of common sense and a big heart. Frederick Loewe set this entertaining and touching story to music, creating delightful evergreens like »I Could Have Danced All Night«, »The Rain in Spain« and »Get Me to the Church on Time«.

Please note: The German translation of »My Fair Lady« will be performed at the Elbphilharmonie.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

NDR Chor

Michael Maertens acting

Sarah Maria Sun soprano

Jens Larsen bass

Kai Maertens acting

Simon Bode tenor

Edith Clever acting

Josefin Platt acting

Michou Friesz acting

Ethan Freeman voice, human beats

Sophie Blümel, Birgit Busse, Melanie Gebhard, Janneke Thomassen, Birgit Widmann, Katharina Wollmann ensemble ladies

Matthias Graf,Marvin Kobus Schütt, Philipp Lang, Max Niemeyer,Martin Rönnebeck, Frederik Stuhllemmer ensemble gentlemen

conductor Alan Gilbert

Michael Sturminger stage direction

Renate Martin costume design

Ute Mai makeup

Heiko Hentschel lighting

Manuel Horstmann sound design

Sophie Blümel choreography

Rena Donsbach assistant costume design

Frédéric Buhr, Heiko Hentschel assistant stage direction


Frederick Loewe
My Fair Lady (Text: Alan Jay Lerner)

Buch und Liedtexte von Alan Jay Lerner
Aufführung in deutscher Sprache
Halbszenische Aufführung in deutscher Sprache

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Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR

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