The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

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Peter Jackson's film success celebrates its 20th anniversary as a live concert with a large orchestra.

In a grand concert experience with symphonic orchestra, choir and star guests, the fabled world of Hobbits, Elves and Orcs is brought to life. From the menacing sounds of Mordor and the shrill attack of the Black Riders to the beautiful lyrical melodies of the Elves, the magnificent orchestra, soloists and our star guests transform reality into a musical setting of Middle Earth. The voice of Saruman, Sir Christopher Lee, will lead all film music lovers into the fantastic musical world of "Lord of the Rings".

William "Bifur" Kircher - who played the dwarf Bifur in the three adaptations of The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Journey", "Smaug's Desolation" and "The Battle of the Five Armies" - will be the host, alternating with Jed Brophy - who was both Elf, Orc and finally "Nori" the dwarf. Both are from New Zealand - the setting of the film adaptations, so to speak. A star guest from the films is always there.

The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, who takes an unexpected journey with a group of dwarves to reclaim their gold from a dragon. One of these dwarves was the warrior and toymaker "Bifur". He is famous for surviving in three movies as the dwarf with the remains of an orc axe in his forehead. In the Tolkien language "Khuzdul", he is truly "Khuzd Belkul", which means "Mighty Dwarf"! Nori, on the other hand, was armed with staff club and knives and was clever. He also fought orcs and the dragon Smaug on the journey and in the Battle of the Five Armies. Nori is Old Norse and means something like tiny.

Join us, hobbits, and sing along with us popular songs from the Lord of the Rings universe!

Also joining us will be "The KingsPipers" who will transport us straight to the Shire with their bagpipes and kiltrock, not to mention our soloists!

Composer Howard Shore created a large part of the music for the film trilogies "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" and was awarded for it with an Oscar, Grammys and the Golden Globe. As in Richard Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung", his leitmotifs make the audience feel in the flesh when the ring unfolds its power and corrupts the bearer of all power: A parable that could well fit today's times.

Whether bombastic with timpani and trumpets or elvishly filigree, the well-known melodies performed by a fantastic orchestra and great soloists immediately provide the appropriate images in the head. Have fun in Middle Earth!

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