or the Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth

»Leviathan« is a musical theater based on the book of Thomas Hobbes. In a performance for 300 choir singers, a band and 3 performers the audiance is wittnessing the genesis of the mythic social contract and the evolution of a common state.

Premiere: February 2012 – Kampnagel


BY: KOMMANDO HIMMELFAHRT in collaboration with Anne-Cathrin Ulikowski (emblems) 

WITH: Michael Gerlinger – Franziska Junge – Merten Schroedter – Ten Ta To (Tim Beger, Sascha Bunz, Sascha Demand, Jan Dvorak, Frank Valet) – choir direction: Uschi Krosch

Choirs: Madrigalchor Eppendorf – Kammerchor Altona – Chor der HAW, Hamburg (dir. Uschi Krosch) – Schanzentöne – Chor der Volkshochschule Hamburg (dir. Ute Hatzel) – TrinitatisChor Altona e.V. (dir. Jörg Mall) – Mendelssohnchor Hamburg (dir. Almut Stümke) – and many more

A production by KOMMANDO HIMMELFAHRT in coproduction with Kampnagel, Hamburg

Funded by Kulturbehörde Hamburg and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung