The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others

Musical Theater Basel
Monday, 27 March

No other composer has influenced the film world in the past two decades as much as the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Hans Zimmer with his wonderful compositions for films such as “The Lion King,” “Pirates of the Carribean,” “Gladiator,” “The Dark Knight,” “Man of Steel,” “Inception,” and “Interstellar.” The audience may expect a magnificent musical evening with a symphonic orchestra, choir, soloists, a lightshow and selected film excerpts.
Zimmer often named Ennio Morricone as his idol and role-model, whose repertoire will be featured with excerpts from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly“ and “Once Upon a Time in America.“ Zimmer followed Morricone’s example of composing the film music before instead of after filming, thereby shaping the entire work.
The audience will also learn about interesting background stories, such as how Hans Zimmer completely altered the beginning of Gladiator with Ridley Scott and smuggled a message against apartheid in the song text for Lion King in the native language and told the big Disney corporation that it was about butterflies. Zimmer also composed a song for the victims of the Batman cinema shooting in Aurora, as well as music against climate change—all of which will be heard in the program.
“The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others” will be performed by the Hollywood Symphonic Orchestra and Choir as well as soprano Johanna Krumin, who will perform “Gladiator” and Ennio Morricone’s “Ecstasy of Gold“ in an impressive show with light installations, laser projections, and selected film clips.
Tickets are CHF 90.50-110.50.


Musical Theater Basel
Feldbergstrasse 151
4058 Basel

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