Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Hamburg, Germany

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HamburgMurray Perahia

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Murray Perahia, Piano

HamburgDiana Damrau: Belcanto drammatico

Verdi, Massenet, Meyerbeer
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Emmanuel Villaume; Diana Damrau; Nicolas Testé

HamburgMartin Grubinger: The Century of Percussion

Martin Grubinger; The Percussive Planet Ensemble

HamburgMartin Grubinger & Family

Bartók, Reich, Say, Dun, Psathas
Martin Grubinger; Martin Grubinger Sr.; Alexander Georgiev; Ferhan Önder


Auerbach: Tatjana
John Neumeier; Hamburg Ballet; Garrett Keast


Mozart: Don Giovanni
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Christian Gerhaher; Simona Houda-Šaturová; Martin Mitterrutzner; Goran Jurić
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Closer to St. Trinian’s than Braveheart: Lucia in Hamburg

Neither Sir Walter Scott nor Donizetti were well served by the farcical staging, but finally bellissimo bel canto prevailed over the production.
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Homoki’s Rigoletto brings the Bundesliga to Hamburg

At least the colour-coded characters in Andreas Homoki’s farcical production made it easy to know which team to barrack for.
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Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki displays total control in Chopin, troublesome acoustics mar Bernstein and Rachmaninov.
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Hair-raising Bartók from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Most of the audience has obviously attended the performance for Uchida’s Mozart. But the exceptional, challenging experience of the evening came from elsewhere.
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From femme fatale to angel: Lulu in Hamburg

An uncompromising approach to the unfinished score of Berg's opera results in a compelling musical and dramatic interpretation.
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Staff issues: Mozart's Figaro in Hamburg

Mozart's very notes become servant to the cause in an ingenious staging of Le nozze di Figaro by one of today's most esteemed directors.
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