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Film Screening

Weimar Berlin - Metropolis Live Screening

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's score.

Composer Huppertz and film director Lang were frequent partners in the creation of German cinema of the Weimar period.

Their most famous collaboration was on Lang's 1927 tour de force of epic expressionist science-fiction storytelling.

Set in a city of the future (in 2026), Metropolis is lauded for its imaginative flair in depicting a nightmarish mechanized-industrial future.

Its warning about society, equality and the nature of the city itself reflect the instability and concerns of the Weimar age.

For this live screening of Metropolis, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Huppertz's original score for the film (arranged by Frank Strobel).

Huppertz's music draws principally from Wagner and Richard Strauss, with flashes of modernism to represent the film’s futuristic urban dystopia.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Gottfried Huppertz: Metropolis - film screening

Dates & times

13 Jun 2019
Approximate run time: 150 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Music of Today pre-concert performance. Admission free.

Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).