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Tue 2 Apr 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Bach’s St John Passion

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10-£90

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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200

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Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe

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

A thrilling staging of the Easter story. 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.


Pre-concert talk

Director Peter Sellars in conversation with Susannah Simons.

6pm, Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall

Venue details

This venue has disabled access. Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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