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

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Mozart: Don Giovanni
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Christian Gerhaher; Simona Šaturová; Martin Mitterrutzner; Goran Jurić

HamburgBrahms, Tchaikovsky

Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko; Julia Fischer

HamburgHandel's Brockes Passion

Handel: Brockes Passion, HWV 48
Concerto Copenhagen; Maria Keohane; Joanne Lunn; Sophie Junker; Daniel Elgersma

Hamburg"Musikaktivistin" Kimiko Ishizaka spielt Bachs "Die Kunst der Fuge"

Bach: Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080
Kimiko Ishizaka, Piano

HamburgIl ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325
Václav Luks; Willy Decker; Wolfgang Gussmann; Susana Mendoza; Kurt Streit; Sara Mingardo

HamburgPurcell, Walton, Vaughan Williams

Purcell, Walton, Vaughan Williams
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester; Andrew Manze; Alban Gerhardt; NDR Chor
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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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