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Johannes-Passion

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OpernhausLeipzig, Saxony, D 04109, Germany
January 18 19:30, January 27 18:00, April 21 18:00, June 16 18:00
Programme
Johannes-PassionMusic: Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Choreography: Mario Schröder
Performers
Leipziger Ballet
Christoph GedscholdConductor
Paul ZollerSet Designer, Costume Designer
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Leipzig Opera Chorus
Magdalena HinterdoblerSopranoAncilla
Martin PetzoldTenorEvangelist
Alexander KnightBassJesus
Sejong ChangBassPetrus, Pilatus
Dan KarlströmTenorServus

Ballet by Mario Schröder | Music by Johann Sebastian Bach | Choreographic Premiere

Although the St. John Passion was conceived of as a ­concert piece, the work’s charged dramatic ­potential nearly demands that it be staged. And to celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation, Mario Schröder will imbue this monumental work with his unique ­choreographic vision. Bach’s St. John Passion was ­premiered in Leipzig’s St. Nicholas Church in 1724, ­and is one of his most significant works. It tells the story of Jesus Christ’s last, pain-filled days. 

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