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Revisiting Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

amerrick / 9th April 2019 / News

As Chief Conductor Designate of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Alan Gilbert revisits Le Grand Macabre in the same staged, multimedia production that took New York by storm during his tenure with the New York Philharmonic. 


Created in collaboration with Giants Are Small, AKA visionary artist-director Doug Fitch and filmmaker-producer Edouard Getaz, this has now been specially adapted for the Elbphilharmonie, the German orchestra’s already iconic new home. Together with a stellar cast of soloists, Gilbert and the orchestra give three performances of the opera at this year’s Hamburg International Music Festival (May 10, 12 & 13). 


Home audiences around the world will be able to access their final show of the 2018-19 season live on Facebook and at the orchestra’s website, where it will also be available for subsequent streaming.


You can stream Alan’s 2010 recording with the New York Philharmonic here.

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