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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
***11
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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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Mehr! Theater Hamburg © Mehr! Theater Hamburg
Hamburg

Arresting vehemence: the LSO opens new Hamburg hall with Shostakovich

By , 07 March 2015
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NDR Sinfonieorchester © NDR/Marcus Krüger
Hamburg

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

By , 27 November 2014
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Jun-Sang Han (The Spirit of the Masque), Hannah Sofo (Concord, Tänzerin der Ballettschule des Hambu
Hamburg

New Britten production in Hamburg: Gloriana as a village pageant

By , 30 March 2013
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Thomas Hengelbrock  ©  Benjamin Krieg
Hamburg

Lisa Batiashvili and NDR Sinfonieorchester thrill in Hamburg

By , 21 October 2012
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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
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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
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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
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Isabelle Faust und Sir Simon Rattle © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Das LSO zeigt traumhafte Klangfarben unter Sir Simon Rattle in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 January 2018
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Hamburg

Monumentaler Bruckner mit Herbert Blomstedt

By , 14 January 2018
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Mariss Jansons und das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Ein Geburtstagskonzert mit dem BRSO für Mariss Jansons und die Elbphilharmonie

By , 13 January 2018
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Hamburger Symphoniker © J. Konrad Schmidt
Hamburg

Glanerts Requiem für Hieronymus Bosch in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 28 November 2017
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Christophe Rousset © Ignacio Barrios
Hamburg

Grands partisans de la musique française: Telemann und Rameau mit Rousset und Hallenberg in Hamburg

By , 26 November 2017
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Dorothee Oberlinger © Dorothee Oberlinger
Hamburg

Herzkammer Kammermusik: Telemann-Botschafterin Oberlinger und ihr Ensemble 1700 beim Hamburger Festival

By , 25 November 2017
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Miriways © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Miriways zurück in Hamburg: Eine grandiose Eröffnung des Telemann-Festivals zum 250. Komponistenjubiläum

By , 24 November 2017
*****
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Chen Reiss © Paul Marc Mitchell
Hamburg

Reformationskonzert im Hamburger Michel

By , 30 October 2017
***11
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Barbara Hannigan und David Zinman © Claudia Hoehne
Hamburg

Ein mythischer Abend in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 29 September 2017
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Jewgeni Kissin © Filx Broede | EMI
Hamburg

Ein virtuoser Konzertabend mit Bartók und Mahler in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 21 September 2017
***11
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Martin Fröst, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester © Claudia Höhne
Hamburg

Konzerte für Hamburg: Martin Fröst in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 23 June 2017
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The English Concerto © Claudia Höhne
Hamburg

Die Tugend triumphiert! Ariodante in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 May 2017
*****
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Peter Ruzicka © Anne Kirchbach
Hamburg

Uraufführung von Peter Ruzicka in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 06 May 2017
***11
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Eliahu Inbal © ZChrapek
Hamburg

Hoch angesetzt, doch nicht gewonnen: Eliahu Inbal mit Mahlers Achten in der Elbphilharmonie

By , 28 April 2017
***11
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