In our song competition, the audience can vote by volume: Clapping, booing, cheering – everything is allowed. Because in the end, the machine decides: the decibel meter chooses the winners. The eight participating song duos have previously applied with a song program tailored to the festival motto MENSCH MASCHINE. In addition to the audience award, there will also be a jury award. Good songs, all fun!

The audience award is sponsored by Nikolaus von Grundherr.

Get-together with the HIDALGO Artists

The direct contact between our audience, our team and our artists is an integral part of HIDALGO. We serve drinks at the bar before, during and after the concert.

Seating & barrier

The event is partially seated and barrier-free. Please contact our team if you have any impairments, preferably in advance by telephone or via

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Thu. | October 19, 2023 | 8 p.m.

180 minutes (incl. breaks)

Songs from all centuries


JURY AND PUBLICITY PRIZE for Marie Maidowski & YoungSeob Jeon

JURY PRIZE for Annika Sandberg & Juliane Sophie Ritzmann


Photos: Max Ott, Benedikt Schulte


Program of the 2nd round:
“Solga, sagagatan” by Carlos Lopes
“Wie erkenn’ ich mein Treulieb” and “Guten Morgen” by Richard Strauss
“Fêtes galantes” by Francis Poulenc

Program of the 2nd round:
“Gretchen am Spinnrade” by Franz Schubert
“Chevaux de Bois” Claude Debussy
“Calypso” by Benjamin Britten

Program of the 2nd round:
“Нет, только тот, кто знал” (Only those who know longing) by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
“Do you know the country” by Hugo Wolf

Program of the 2nd round:
“Iltarukous” (Evening Prayer) by Kaija Saariaho
“Unmoved lukewarm air” by Johannes Brahms
“Night” by George Crumb


Program of the 1st round:
Free improvisation on the poem by H. Heine “Why are the roses so pale”“Отчего (Why are the roses so pale)” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Program of the 1st round:
“Snake” from Eve song by Jake Heggie

Program of the 1st round:
Combination of “Chevaux de bois” by Claude Debussy and “Chevaux de bois” by El Turk

Program of the 1st round:
“The drum stirred” by Ludwig van Beethoven
“Panzerschlacht” by Hanns Eisler

Program of the 1st round:
“Nachtwanderer” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
“Downfall” by Wolfgang Rihm

Program of the 1st round:
“How should I know your true love” by Wolfgang Rihm
“Good morning, it’s St. Valentine’s Day” by Richard Strauss

Program of the 1st round:
“Resolution” by Franz Schubert
“Quelle aventure!” by Francis Poulenc
“May night” by Richard Hagemann

Program of the 1st round:
Improvised melodrama on a text by the AI ChatGPT
“Prometheus” by Franz Schubert