with Max Hopp and Nadja Mchantaf
After a wild New Year's Eve celebration, some people feel like Mary Shalley's creature Frankenstein the next morning: freshly put together, eyes still a little glassy and head a kaleidoscope of wild scenes! Hardly any day is better suited for a festive hangover - and a healthy New Year's stroll - than the first day of the year.
Under the musical direction of designated general music director James Gaffigan, the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, with the help of actor and jack-of-all-trades Max Hopp, takes you on a wild trip into the new year:
From Joseph Haydn's Chaos from Creation, to HK Gruber's pop culture fever dream Frankenstein!!! to the well-deserved Evening Blessing from the pen of Engelbert Humperdinck! Here's to a new one!
Engelbert Humperdinck [1854-1921] overture, evening blessing and dream mime from Hansel and Gretel
Joseph Haydn [1732-1809] Overture to The Creation
HK Gruber [*1943] Frankenstein!!!
Leonard Bernstein [1918-1990] Three Dance Episodes from the musical On the Town
Manuel de Falla [1876-1946] "Danza ritual del Fuego" from the ballet El amor brujo
(Program in German)
James Gaffigan (Dirigent)
Max Hopp (Solist, Chansonnier)
Nadja Mchantaf (Solisitin, Sopran)
Komische Oper Berlin