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Jonathan Bloxham © Kaupo Kikkas
Hamburg

Fire and fizz from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

By , 31 March 2019
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Omer Meir Wellber © Wilfired Hösl
Hamburg

In the minor mode with Omer Meir Wellber at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 21 March 2019
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Vadim Gluzman © Marco Borggreve
Hamburg

Souvenirs from the sunny south at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 21 February 2019
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Antoine Tamestit and Teodor Currentzis © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

A study in suffering: Schnittke and Tchaikovsky from Currentzis at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 19 December 2018
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Alondra de la Parra © Erika Mayer
Hamburg

Women in the driving seat at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 December 2018
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Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
Hamburg

A French orchestral melange with Franck and Gabetta at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 15 December 2018
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Daniel Harding, Alina Ibragimova and the Swedish RSO at the Elbphilharmonie © Claudia Hohne
Hamburg

A partnership that works: Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Iveta Apkalna © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Bach goes Baltic: Kremerata Baltica at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 12 November 2018
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Paul) © Bernd Uhlig (2015)
Hamburg

Hamburg's Die Tote Stadt: excellent singing but muddled staging

By , 13 October 2018
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Agneta Eichenholz (Alcina), Narea Son (Oberto) and Franco Fagioli (Ruggiero) © Hans Jörg Michel
Hamburg

Christof Loy’s Alcina still bewitches in Hamburg

By , 30 September 2018
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Alexander Liebreich © Bartek Barczyk
Hamburg

A celebratory platter of Polish music in the Elbphilharmonie

By , 10 September 2018
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Maria Bengtsson Fiordiligi) and Ida Aldrian (Dorabella) © Jörn Kipping
Hamburg

Are they all like that? Staatsoper Hamburg's new Così

By , 08 September 2018
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
Hamburg

Latin fire and spirit from Heras-Casado and Piemontesi at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 June 2018
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Thomas Hengelbrock © Michael Zapf
Hamburg

Hengelbrock bids farewell to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

By , 04 May 2018
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Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Hamburg

Currentzis, Melnikov and musicAeterna at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 20 April 2018
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Alan Gilbert © Chris Lee
Hamburg

Gilbert aims high in the Elbphilharmonie

By , 06 April 2018
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Kazufumi Yamashita © Miura Koichi
Hamburg

Athleticism meets artistry: the Waseda Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 02 March 2018
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La bohème © Bernd Uhlig
Hamburg

Guy Joosten’s La bohème a feast for voyeurs in Hamburg

By , 19 December 2017
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Hamburg

Spanning the centuries with Andrew Manze at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2017
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Sara Mingardo (Penelope) © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

Sara Mingardo leads a strong cast in Monteverdi's Ulisse in Hamburg

By , 04 November 2017
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Aaron and Bryce Dessner © Claudia Höhne
Hamburg

Unexpected promise: Bryce Dessner at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 20 October 2017
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Katerina Tretyakova (Lucia) © Brinkhoff-Mögenburg
Hamburg

Closer to St. Trinian’s than Braveheart: Lucia in Hamburg

By , 13 May 2017
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George Petean (Rigoletto) and Hayoung Lee (Gilda) © Arno Declair
Hamburg

Andreas Homoki’s Rigoletto brings the Bundesliga to the Hamburg Staatsoper

By , 16 March 2017
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Jan Lisiecki © Mathias Bothor | DG
Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

By , 15 March 2017
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Dame Mitsuko Uchida © Jean Radel
Hamburg

Hair-raising Bartók and exceptional Mozart from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Hamburg

By , 23 February 2017
*****
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Barbara Hannigan (Lulu), Sylvana Seddig and Begoña Quiñones © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

From femme fatale to angel: Lulu in Hamburg

By , 12 February 2017
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Wilhelm Schwinghammer (Figaro) © Karl Forster (2015)
Hamburg

Staff issues: Mozart's Figaro in Hamburg

By , 11 February 2017
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Torsten Kerl (Énée) © Hans Jörg Michel (2016)
Hamburg

Troy Story: Les troyens in Hamburg

By , 10 February 2017
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Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann © Matthias Creutziger
Hamburg

Tread softly but carry a big stick: Thielemann's way with Wagner

By , 06 February 2017
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra © Todd Rosenberg
Hamburg

The sound and the fury: the Chicago Symphony at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 January 2017
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The Elbphilharmonie © Maxim Schulz
Hamburg

High up and high-end: Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall is inaugurated

By , 12 January 2017
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Angela Denoke (Nina) and Sergei Leiferkus (Tito) © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

Eötvös' Senza Sangue: at last, a real partner for Bluebeard's Castle

By , 06 November 2016
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Mahan Esfahani © Marco Borggreve
Hamburg

Mahan Esfahani's glorious Goldberg Variations at Reeperbahn Festival

By , 22 September 2016
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Julia Fischer © Felix Broede | Decca
Hamburg

Julia Fischer and Academy of St Martin in the Fields give shining première of new violin concerto

By , 03 February 2016
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Alexandr Trusch (Romeo) und Hélène Bouchet (Julia) © Holger Badekow | Hamburgische Staatsoper
Hamburg

Hamburg Ballet in Romeo and Juliet

By , 29 June 2015
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Hamburg

Arresting vehemence: the LSO opens new Hamburg hall with Shostakovich

By , 07 March 2015
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Hamburg

Bold Mozart and Daring Bruckner from Park, Eschenbach and NDR SO

By , 27 November 2014
****1
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Hamburg

New Britten production in Hamburg: Gloriana as a village pageant

By , 30 March 2013
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Hamburg

Lisa Batiashvili and NDR Sinfonieorchester thrill in Hamburg

By , 21 October 2012
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Mark Padmore (Evangelist) und Roderick Williams (Jesus) © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Wie man Leiden in Bewegung setzt: Bachs Johannes-Passion in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 06 April 2019
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Ildikó Komlósi, Gábor Káli und Krisztián Cser © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Musikalische Ekstase auf Ungarisch: das Budapest Festival Orchestra in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 26 March 2019
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Manon Lescaut (2012) © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

Blutleerer Liebes-Albtraum: Manon Lescaut an der Staatsoper Hamburg

By , 21 March 2019
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Asmik Grigorian © Algirdas Bakas
Hamburg

Atemberaubender Protest aus der Elbphilharmonie

By , 18 January 2019
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Hamburg

Spielfreudiger Brahms und fulminanter Dvořák in Hamburg

By , 26 November 2018
*****
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Nadezhda Pavlova (Violetta Valéry) © Elbphilharmonie | Claudia Höhne
Hamburg

Bei Currentzis' konzertanten Traviata werden Instrumente und Stimmen zum Ausdruck der Seele

By , 21 October 2018
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Georg Fritzsch © Marco Ehrhardt
Hamburg

Ein Bergurlaub an der Elbe: Eine Alpensinfonie mit dem Philharmonischen Orchester Kiel

By , 10 October 2018
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Paavo Järvi und das Estonian Festival Orchestra © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Ein facettenreicher estnischer und skandinavischer Abend mit Paavo Järvi in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 15 August 2018
****1
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Mariss Jansons © Peter Meisel
Hamburg

Grandiose Klangerlebnisse: Mahler mit Mariss Jansons und dem Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

By , 30 April 2018
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Thomas Hengelbrock © Florence Grandidier
Hamburg

Hintergründiger Mozart und fulminanter Mahler in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 25 February 2018
****1
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Janine Jansen, Martha Argerich und Mischa Maisky © ProArte | Peter Hundert Photography
Hamburg

Eine Hommage an die zeitlose Martha Argerich

By , 30 January 2018
****1
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