NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Rolando Villazón / Marc Minkowski
Even if rockets are shooting into the sky outside, the biggest fireworks display on New Year's Eve doesn't take place in front of the Elbphilharmonie, but inside. For the third year running, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra offers a programme of light music to see the old year out and the new one in. After the witty and sparkling performances of »Die Fledermaus« and »My Fair Lady« the two previous years, tonight's concert features operetta masterpieces of Jacqes Offenbach, like »Orpheus in the Underworld«.
Jacques Offenbach's satire of the Greek Orpheus legend was premiered in Paris in 1858, and soon took the world's theatres by storm. No wonder: the story of the unhappy marriage of the singer-songwriter of the ancient world and his beloved Eurydice is not only hilarious – with numbers like the legendary »can-can of hell« it also contains some of the catchiest tunes in music history. To this day, »Orpheus in the Underworld« remains one of the biggest stage hits of all time.
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Elsa Dreisig soprano
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo mezzo-soprano
Rolando Villazón tenor
conductor Marc Minkowski
Orpheus & Friends
Estimated end time
19:15 / 22:15
The concert will be broadcast live on NDR Kultur.
Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR