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The Nutcracker and I
The Nutcracker and I © Nigel Norrington
Alexandra Dariescu
Alexandra Dariescu © Andrew Mason

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Mon, 17 Dec 2018   19:30

»The Nutcracker and I«

Tickets from €17.90

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When the nutcracker becomes a prince, the mouse king plots a revolt and all the toys come alive through the flutter of the Sugar Plum Fairy’s wings, then Christmas is right around the corner and Tchaikovsky’s »Nutcracker« is on the programme. With »The Nutcracker and I«, the Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu creates a uniquely magical version of the original material – in which she, as the dreaming and slowly aging Clara, takes her place at the piano while Désirée Ballantyne, her alter ego, dances and interacts with the poetic video animations by Yeast Culture.


Alexandra Dariescu piano

Désirée Ballantyne dance


»The Nutcracker and I« / Multimediale Tanz-Performance zur Musik von Peter I. Tschaikowskys »Der Nussknacker«

Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette

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Food & Drink

In addition to diverse food and drinks offered in the intervals and preceeding events, guests are also welcome in the elegant Brahms Foyer following concerts.

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Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Großer Saal

The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.

  • 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

  • Accessibility

    Grand Hall / Brahms Foyer: Accessible Entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall
    The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.

    Recital Hall / Studio E / Artists' Entrance: Accessible Entrance at Dammtorwall 46
    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 disibilites are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.

Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Grand Hall © Thies Raetzke


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