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
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.More about Food & Drink
The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.
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
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
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.