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Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle © Mat Hennek / EMI Classics

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal
Sun, 7 Apr 2019   20:00

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Sir Simon Rattle

St John Passion

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In his two epochal settings of the Passion – according to St Matthew and to St John – Johann Sebastian Bach distilled the essence of his church music and his theological message. However the right performance context has always been a subject of debate: both works go beyond the scope of any liturgical use, and the structure in each case with recitatives, arias, dialogues and choruses calls clearly for scenic realisation. Thus American star producer Peter Sellars and Sir Simon Rattle collaborated to perform the St Matthew Passion on the stage of Berlin’s Philharmonie in 2010, and the St John Passion followed four years later. Sellars's approach is based on his conviction that »This is not theatre. It's a prayer, a meditation.«

This production of St John Passion now comes to the Elbphilharmonie with the same acclaimed vocal ensemble and the period ensemble Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Camilla Tilling soprano

Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Andrew Staples tenor

Mark Padmore tenor

Christian Gerhaher baritone

Roderick Williams baritone

Peter Sellars stage director

conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach
Johannespassion BWV 245

Promoter: HamburgMusik gGmbH

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    Platz der Deutschen Einheit
    20457 Hamburg

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Grand Hall
Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal © Michael Zapf