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Bach St John Passion
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.
First there’s an all-star cast of brilliant singers, including Christine Rice, Mark Padmore and Roderick Williams.
Then he’s brought in celebrated director Peter Sellars to bring it to life on stage– so you see the drama unfurl on stage as well as hear it.
Bach’s musical setting of the crucifixion of Christ is full of colour and emotional depth. More intense than its sister piece, the St Matthew Passion, it combines high drama and challenging introspection with some of the intense and experimental music Bach ever wrote.