Benedikt von Peter is staging Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Theater Basel in the 21/22 season with the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Knaben- und Mädchenkantorei Basel.
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.
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