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VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 21 Years in Hamburg With Special Performance of 'Endless Night'

The Lion King continues performances at Theater am Hafen.

Watch in the video below as Gino Emnes, who originated the role of Simba on stage in Hamburg in 2001, performs a special interpretation of 'Endless Night' in celebration of the production's 21st Anniversary.

Emnes currently stars as Aaron Burr in Hamilton in Hamburg.

From the ferry ride over the Elbe river to the standing ovations minutes after the last curtain falls: König der Löwen (The Lion King) is a truly spectacular musical theatre experience. So much so, that the show has been running since 2001. In no less than 6,000 single performances, more than 11 million visitors have found their way into Theater am Hafen for this beloved show. On a global scale, over 80 million people in more than 60 cities have enjoyed the stage version of the immensely popular Disney film (1994). Naturally, the movie's best features have all found their way into the stage version: First and foremost, there's the music. Combining Elton John's pop songs with African rhythms resulted in all-time classic songs like 'Circle of Life', 'Hakuna Matata' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight'.

Another key to success is the story's setting: the natural beauty of Africa is represented perfectly in both the screen and stage version of König der Löwen. In total, 400 artistic costumes let the rich African fauna come to life. Life-sized zebras, elephants and giraffes wander the aisles of Theater am Hafen. The stage design, too, doesn't cease to amaze: director Julie Taymor's wealth of ideas has turned the film into an award-winning piece of theatrical art. With so much to marvel at, the German language dialogue won't lessen your perfect night at the theatre. Get your ticket, hop on a ferry boat and enjoy a musical in perfection.



Rirkrit Tiravanija Will Design New Opera Production For Bayerische Staatsoper In Collabora Photo
In a first collaboration between Haus der Kunst and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Rirkrit Tiravanija will design the scenography of Toshio Hosokawa's one act opera, Hanjo, conducted by Lothar Koenigs, directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and costumes designed by Yuima Nakazato. First performance: Friday 5 May 2023.

Daniele Rustioni Will Conduct DON CARLO at the Berlin Staatsoper Photo
Daniele Rustioni, will take over conducting duties for Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin Staatsoper in a revival of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo for all performances. The production is set to run June 28 to July 14, 2023.

ROMEO & JULIA Opens in Germany This Week Photo
The musical's basic idea follows a mixture of 'Liebe ist alles', one of the most successful songs penned by Peter Plate and Ulf Leo Sommer, and new songs. Modern choreography complements this approach. The play, however, is costumed in Verona at the time of Shakespeare, based on the original text by William Shakespeare.

TANZ DER VAMPIRE Kehrt Diesen Herbst Nach Hamburg Zurück Photo
Bereits seit einem Vierteljahrhundert begeistert das Musical TANZ DER VAMPIRE aus der Feder von Michael Kunze (Buch und Lyrics) und Jim Steinman (Musik) Fans auf der ganzen Welt. Aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage bei Fans der Show in ganz Deutschland zeigt Stage Entertainment ab November 2023 TANZ DER VAMPIRE wieder in Hamburg, im Stage Operettenhaus.


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