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Yamato – The Drummers of Japan

The celebrated ensemble is coming to Hannover in July. The new show "Chousensha" is at least as spectacular as the previous ones and can be witnessed from 3 to 14 July at the opera house.

One man holding and another beating a large drum with rather long and thick sticks. © Masa Ogawa

Up to 500 beats per minute in perfect synchronicity: Yamato – The Drummers of Japan.

From 3 to 14 July, the most successful ensemble of the Japanese Taiko scene is presenting its show "Chousensha" ("The Challengers"), at the Opera House in Hannover. With immense power and synchronicity, colourful costumes and a pleasant touch of humour, the drum virtuosos have been on tour worldwide for over 20 years and have captured the hearts of more than 6 million viewers in more than 50 countries.

The new show

With their new show "Chousensha", the drummers continue their success story in 2018 – for the first time in collaboration with celebrated Japanese star designer Kansai Yamamoto, who created the costumes for the new show. Already at a young age, the Japanese artist caused a sensation with his spectacular stage outfits for stars like David Bowie. "Chousensha" is dedicated to life and its great challenges: the adventure of departure or the promises of long cherished dreams. Yamato challenge their instruments again and again, and constantly seek new ways of expression – with record-breaking peak frequencies of up to 500 beats per minute.

Event(s): 03.07.2018 to 14.07.2018
Tuesdays  Wednesdays  Thursdays  Fridays  Saturdays 
from 20:00 to 22:00 o'clock
03.07.2018 to 14.07.2018
from 16:00 to 18:00 o'clock
03.07.2018 to 14.07.2018
from 15:00 to 17:00 o'clock
03.07.2018 to 14.07.2018
from 19:00 to 21:00 o'clock

Staatsoper Hannover

  • Opernplatz 1
  • 30159 Hannover
Tickets 31,50 € to 59,00 €
Reduced rate 24,60 € to 47,10 €
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Das erleuchtete Opernhaus bei Nacht. © Marek Kruszewski