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    Quote Originally Posted by SiegendesLicht View Post
    ^ Opera tickets seem to be always the most expensive.

    Prices for the Elbphilharmonie tickets vary wildly, depending on the performers and the works. For example, on the program for the next week stand Murray Perahia and the Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields performing Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto - with tickets up to the same 140 Euro (USD165) as well as a modern work - Gérard Grisey's Les espaces acoustiques performed by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra - with premium seats going for only 42 Euro.

    The interesting part is that "officially", in the online ticket-shop, everything is sold out, the entire season 2017/2018. The only way to obtain a ticket is to get yourself to the physical ticket office inside the Elbphilharmonie, preferably around 3 hours before the desired concert. The sale of the remaining unclaimed and returned tickets begins 1,5 hours before, and by this time the line grows to an impressive size. The Elphi is a queen that rewards the dedicated and the patient. And this young Luddite who absolutely does not want her musical happiness to be dependent on crush-prone online shops, wishes for it to remain that way

    I actually find something nice even about this whole waiting in line thing. The best are the Sunday morning concerts. I am absolutely not a morning person, and I usually work in the afternoons, so it takes a special occasion like this to get me out of the house at the crack of dawn. But it is beautiful to make my way through the sleeping city, to take a stroll, coffee in hand, along the embankments of the Elbe and to watch the rising sun illuminate the gigantic glass fassade towering above me. The Elphi is a Gesamtkunstwerk in the Wagnerian sense, every part of the experience is wonderful. I wonder what Wagner would have to say about her, had he lived nowadays. Probably he would say "Meh, my opera house in Bayreuth is much better!", but maybe he would say "Wow, I want my Parsifal to be performed within these walls. And Das Rheingold of course!"

    And this, my friends, is my 3 000th post on this forum, a praise to the queen of all concert halls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiegendesLicht View Post
    For example, on the program for the next week stand Murray Perahia and the Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields performing Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto - with tickets up to the same 140 Euro (USD165)
    ... and I know that if the premium seats will be once again the only available ones for sale, I will not find it in me to walk away.
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
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