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- Posted:Monday, February 22, 2010
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According to Karen Zarker and Sarah Zupko of Pop Matters - who have been to the city several times - those involved in the Hamburg opera sphere are trying to reach out to people other than the "standard opera crowd".
Even if you're not a child, signing up to one of the schemes put in place by the Hamburg State Opera - which are designed with youngsters in mind - could be a great move for opera novices as productions aimed at kids are often put on. Look for Opera Piccola and you should find yourself heading in the right direction, although if you're there right now, you could check out performances of La Boheme or Death in Venice.
What's more, ticket prices aren't hugely expensive so, even on a traveller's budget, spending an evening in an auditorium listening to people singing in German and Italian certainly could happen. In fact, I think I'll take in a show or two next time I'm over that way myself - it's about time I was a bit more cultured, I think.
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