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Wed, 29 May 2019 20:00
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal SOLD OUT € 12.00 | 25.00 | 48.00 | 67.00 | 78.00 Further Information on Booking Tickets

The Rake's Progress

Barbara Hannigan is not only one of the world’s best sopranos; she is also a brilliant conductor, as the Elbphilharmonie audience already had the chance to find out. With Igor Stravinsky's »The Rake’s Progress« she now conducts an opera for the first time – and her choice is no coincidence: this is also the first opera she sang in on stage. It tells the story of the downfall of anti-hero Tom Rakewell, who leads a dissolute life after his father's death and squanders his inheritance in brothels and gambling dens. Packed with enigmatic characters and numerous references to music history, Stravinsky's opera is a milestone of modern music theatre, which close companions Hannigan and the orchestra Ludwig perform at the closing concert of the Hamburg International Music Festival together with hand-picked young professional artists from her mentoring programme Equilibrium.



Cappella Amsterdam choir

Equilibrium Artists:

Sofie Asplund soprano

Gyula Rab tenor

Marta Świderska mezzo-soprano

James Way tenor

Doug Williams bass baritone

Erik Rosenius bass

conductor Barbara Hannigan


Igor Strawinsky
The Rake's Progress / Oper in drei Akten

Konzertante Aufführung in englischer Sprache

Introduction on Wed, 29 May 2019 19:00
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Großer Saal

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