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Sarah Maria Sun
Sarah Maria Sun © Rüdiger Schestag
Salvatore Sciarrino
Salvatore Sciarrino © Luca Carrà / RaiTrade

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal
Thu, 10 May 2018   19:30

Sciarrino: »Lohengrin«

Hamburg International Music Festival

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This »Lohengrin« has nothing to do with Richard Wagner: Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino wrote a chamber opera with the same title in the early 1980s, based on a text by the Symbolist poet Jules Laforgue from the year 1887. At the forefront is the character Elsa, who, having been abandoned by Lohengrin, reflects on the past – be it real or just a figment of her imagination. Yearning and hope are the driving forces behind Elsa’s past memories and her present: the story only takes place inside her mind. Michael Sturminger, one of Austria’s best-known opera producers and authors, puts on this reduced and intense work with the soprano Sarah Maria Sun in the main role.


Sarah Maria Sun soprano

Shan Huang tenor

Rupert Grössinger baritone

Alexander Voronov bass

œnm . österreichisches ensemble für neue musik

Peter Tilling music director

Michael Sturminger Inszenierung

Renate Martin stage design, costume

Andreas Donhauser stage design, costume


Salvatore Sciarrino
Lohengrin / Eine unsichtbare Handlung für Stimme, Instrumente und Chor
Lo spazio inverso
Se la mia morte brami / Nr.3 aus »Gesualdo senza parole« für Ensemble

Claudio Monteverdi
Lamento della ninfa / aus »Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi«

Estimated end time: 21:00

Promoter: HamburgMusik gGmbH

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Recital Hall

Thu, 10 May 2018 18:30 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

Pre-Concert Talk

Learn more about the history and background of the evening’s music programme at the pre-concert talk (in German).


Enjoy the View


Between the old Kaispeicher and the new glass structure is the Plaza, a public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets for concerts in the Grand and Recital Halls include a visit to the Plaza two hours before the start of the concert or event; all other visitors require a Plaza ticket.

More about the Plaza
Elbphilharmonie / Foyer Großer Saal

A Diverse Cuisine

Food & Drink

A total of six bars in the Grand Hall and Recital Hall foyers offer concertgoers a varied cuisine before the start of events and in the intervals. Restaurants, cafés, delis and further bars await visitors in the »Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie« and in »The Westin Hamburg« Hotel.

More about Food & Drink
»Metropolis« / Stummfilm von Fritz Lang, 1927


Music as Utopia

What would happen if…? »Utopia« is the motto of the 3rd Hamburg International Music Festival.


Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Kleiner Saal

The Recital Hall, designed in contrast to the Grand Hall in the classic »shoebox« style, offers seating for up to 550 people.

  • Finding Your Seat

    All visitors enter the building via the main entrance. Admission takes place in the entrance foyer and is by concert ticket only. The »Tube«, an 82-metre-long, curved escalator, leads visitors up to the Plaza following admission

    The Recital Hall is situated on the 10th floor and can be accessed via a stairway or lift. A cloakroom is located in the Recital Hall foyer.

  • Seat Preview

    Are you curious to find out what kind of view of the stage different seats have? To help select your favourite seat, use your mouse to activate the representative seat views.

  • Getting Here

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
    Platz der Deutschen Einheit
    20457 Hamburg

    The Elbphilharmonie can be easily reached by bus, underground, bicycle and ferry.

    Underground line U3: Baumwall (approx. 450 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Underground line U4: Überseequartier (approx. 950 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Bus 111: Am Kaiserkai (Elbphilharmonie) (approx. 150 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    City bicycle (Stadtrad) stations: Am Baumwall and Am Kaiserkai / Großer Grasbrook
    There are sufficient bicycle stands available in front of the Elbphilharmonie.

    Ferry 72 (from Landungsbrücken pier): »Elbphilharmonie« pier

  • Parking

    There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.

    »Elbphilharmonie« multistorey carpark (open 24 hours a day, 433 parking spaces):
    Parking charge per hour: €4.50
    Daily rate: €50.00
    Please note that visitors to the Elbphilharmonie should use the entrance marked »Elbphilharmonie«. The entrance »Elbphilharmonie Hotel« is reserved for »The Westin Hamburg« hotel guests and the charge is €5.00 per hour.

    Multistorey carpark »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    Überseequartier underground carpark: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

  • Accessibility

    All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.

  • Arrival Time

    The Elbphilharmonie is a special building situated in a special place. Allow for plenty of time for getting to the Elbphilharmonie and the way to the concert area. We suggest first-time Elbphilharmonie visitors arrive at the main entrance 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate latecomers.

    Concert tickets for the Grand and Recital Halls authorise a visit to the Plaza from two hours before the start of the concert or event. Visitors to the Kaistudios require a separate Plaza ticket to visit the Plaza.

    The foyers of the Grand and Recital Halls open their doors 90 minutes before the start of the concert or event. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.

    Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event.

  • Smoking Ban

    Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Elbphilharmonie.

  • Photography and Video Recordings

    Photography is permitted at the Elbphilharmonie for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.

    Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.

    Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Recital Hall
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Recital Hall © Michael Zapf

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