Swedish opera singer Camilla Tilling will perform at the opening ceremony of Hamburg’s splendid Elbphilharmonie on January 11-12, 2017. She will sing the soprano part in which Anja Harteros had originally been cast. Tilling is renowned for her clear soprano voice and natural, artistic phrasing and has performed frequently with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in the past. She first performed with Thomas Hengelbrock during his debut concert as new conductor on “Opening Night” in September 2011. Tilling recently performed with Christina Landshamer, Christian Gerhaher and renowned soloists in “Faust-Szenen” (Scenes from Goethe’s 'Faust’) by Robert Schumanns.
Pavol Breslik to peform tenor parts
The opera singer Jonas Kaufmann has had to cancel his participation in the Elbphilharmonie’s opening concert for health reasons. Kaufmann will be replaced by Slovakian opera star Pavol Breslik, who will sing the tenor part in the premiere of “Reminiszenz” (Reminiscence) by Wolfgang Rihms. Breslik will also perform “Lobgesang” (Hymn of Praise) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra on January 15.
Live stream of opening concert
The Elbphilharmonie’s opening concert will be transmitted on a 360° live stream elbphilharmonie.de virtually and on YouTube. Those who cannot get tickets can watch the opening concert with 3D effects. Viewers can decide what to look at – the stage, the audience, the organ or the beautiful ceiling.