Opera

Matthäus-Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Staged oratorio
We, 12.02.2020
Grosses Haus19:30
First performed on Good Friday in 1727, the St Matthew Passion had been forgotten for over 100 years until Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy performed in again in 1829. Scored for two orchestras and two choirs, Bach's powerful setting of the Passion of Jesus Christ is celebrated as a musical masterpiece today. Johanna Wehner's staging brings an exciting new scenic realisation of Bach's famous work to the stage. Winner of the "Faust" Theatre Prize, Wehner already displayed her affinity for atmospheric tableaux and fundamental human questioning with the world premiere of "Schönerland". Baroque specialist Konrad Junghänel conducts this momentous work, filled with large choirs and emotionally charged solos.

Cast

Conductor Konrad Junghänel
Director Johanna Wehner
Stage Design Volker Hintermeier
Costume Design Su Bühler
Chorus Master Albert Horne, Christoph Stiller
Lighting Design Andreas Frank
Dramaturgy Katja Leclerc
Theatre Pedagogy Luisa Schumacher
Evangelist / Tenor Julian Habermann
Jesus Konstantin Krimmel
Soprano Anna El-Khashem
Alto Franziska Gottwald
Bass / Petrus Wolf Matthias Friedrich
Judas / Pilatus Benjamin Russell
Chor & Chorsolisten des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Jugendkantorei der Ev. Singakademie Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

Grosses Haus19:30
19:30 Pre-performance talk
After the performance: audience discussion in the Foyer