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Zürcher Sing-Akademie: St Matthew Passion
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About this event
One of this year’s rare performances of Bach’s monumental and deeply moving St. Matthew Passion comes to you from the splendid Lucerne KKL concert hall. The award-winning young German conductor Florian Helgath directs an outstanding cast, featuring soloists Hannah Morrison, Anke Vondung, Jan Petryka, Milan Siljanov and Konstantin Wolff, as well as the professional ZÜRCHER SING-AKADEMIE choir and ORCHESTRA LA SCINTILLA, the renowned Baroque orchestra of the Zurich Opera.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is an account of the events leading to Jesus’s death on the cross according to the Evangelist Matthew, with arias and choruses by Bach’s lyricist, Picander. Part I encompasses events in Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the betrayal by Judas, and Jesus’s arrest. In Part II, Jesus appears before Caiaphas and Pilate and is eventually crucified. Throughout the Passion, the Evangelist recites Matthew’s gospel, while arias and occasional choruses offer comments, ask questions, offer space for reflection. The choir also represents the crowd, the mob or the Evangelists.
The Zürcher Sing-Akademie and Orchestra La Scintilla started their collaboration several years ago and have built a reputation for truly inspiring music-making, aided by the opera orchestra’s expertise in performing vocal music and the choir’s expertise as a specialised symphonic choir.
This stream is available to watch until Friday, December 31, 2021.
Your ticket purchase will directly support the participating artists through IDAGIO’s Fair Artist Payout Model: IDAGIO pays 80% of the net revenue directly to the performers.
1. Concert – approx. 165 min programme
2. “Behind the Scenes” – watch the documentary about the project featuring interviews and video excerpts from their rehearsing process directly here at the YouTube channel of the Zürcher Sing-Akademie (25 min - in German).
Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (St. Matthew Passion) BWV 244
Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchestra La Scintilla
Hannah Morrison Soprano, Anke Vondung Alto, Jan Petryka Tenor (Evangelist) Milan Siljanov Baritone (Jesus), Konstantin Wolff Baritone
Florian Helgath Conductor
This performance was filmed at Concert Hall KKL Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.
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