A musical ritual for our time
Johann Sebastian Bach created with the 'St. Matthew Passion' a musical ritual for the believing community of his time. The accounts of suffering, death and resurrection are among the foundations of European culture. But what does the Passion mean for a diverse society in which the Christian religion is increasingly losing relevance? At the center of Benedikt von Peter's production is a group of children who re-enact the Passion. Orchestra, singers, choirs and audience come together as a large community. Singing societies from Basel and the surrounding area are guests and support the theater's choir, and the audience is also invited to sing.
A co-production with the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Participants and additional information:
- Musical direction - Alessandro De Marchi
- Production - Benedikt von Peter
- Co-director - Ulrike Jühe
- Stage - Natascha von Steiger
- Costumes - Magdalena Schwind
- Video design - Bert Zander
- Lighting design - Roland Edrich
- Choir direction - Michael Clark
- dramaturgy - Niels Nuijten
- Evangelist - Robin Tritschler
- Jesus - André Morsch
- Jesus - Padraic Rowan
- Soprano / Maid / Pilate's wife - Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir
- Alto / Witness / Maid - Beth Taylor
- Alto / Witness / Maid - Jasmin Etezadzadeh
- Tenor / Witness - Nathan Haller
- Bass - Christian Senn
- Bass - Alexandre Beuchat
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