NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Rolando Villazón / Marc Minkowski


Masterpieces of light Entertainment

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

Jacques Offenbach
Auszüge aus

Estimated end time
18:15 / 21:15


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Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR

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