Sat, 16 May 2020 17:00
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal Not on Sale € 25.30 | 68.20 | 93.50 | 113.30 | 141.90 Further Information on Booking Tickets

ABGESAGT: Saint François d'Assise

Famous French composer Olivier Messiaen described birds as »the greatest artists among all creatures«, and included birdsong in some of his works. That connects him with St Francis of Assisi, who, legend has it, preached to the birds and praised the Lord's Creation. It was only logical, then, that Messiaen should dedicate to the founder of the Franciscan order his biggest and most all-embracing composition: the opera »Saint François d’Assise«. Kent Nagano and the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra perform it tonight at the Elbphilharmonie.


Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Audi Jugendchorakademie

Johannes Martin Kränzle Bariton

Anna Prohaska Sopran

Sean Panikkar Tenor

Kartal Karagedik Bariton

Dovlet Nurgeldiyev Tenor

Peter Hoare Tenor

Alexander Roslavets Bass

Dirigent Kent Nagano

Steidler, Martin Chorleitung


Olivier Messiaen
Saint François d’Assise / Oper in drei Akten und acht Bildern

The concert will be broadcast live on NDR Kultur.


Staatsoper Hamburg / HamburgMusik


A co-production between Hamburg State Opera and HamburgMusik.

Supported by Commerzbank Hamburg and the Stiftung zur Förderung der Hamburgischen Staatsoper.