Olivier Latry is one of the most distinguished concert organists in the world. On the brand new organ of the Elbphilharmonie he played works by deeply religious composer Olivier Messiaen.
Japanese Noh theatre met European music; Buddhist and Christian world views collided: Benjamin Britten’s »Curlew River« fluctuates between insanity and redemption beliefs. The work featured Ian Bostridge in the lead role as »Madwoman«.
Electronic artist John Chantler swept the audience off its feet with transformed sounds from the new Elbphilharmonie pipe organ.
Sat 18. Feb 2017
Giuseppe Verdi schrieb das Requiem für seinen verstorbenen Freund Giacomo Rossini. Die Vertonung gilt als gewaltigste ihrer Art.Details
Now in its third year, Lux aeterna – a »music festival for the soul« – combined sounds, styles and works that revolved around spirituality and transcendence. The Elbphilharmonie and Hamburg’s biggest orchestras and churches joined forces once again to deliver an eclectic programme over three weeks in February 2017. Featured works and artists include: a homage to composer Arvo Pärt, the mindfulness opera »Lost in Thought« and Benjamin Britten’s »Curlew River« with Ian Bostridge in the title role.
Lux aeterna 2017 is now over.