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Johann Sebastian Bach
La Passione

The production will be available as Video-on-Demand from April 6, 2020 to July 8, 2020.

The art of Romeo Castellucci is traversed by the tension involved in creating images that cut through the knowledge of the unconscious, piercing the heart of today's negligence of the gaze. For him, theatre is "the opportunity to think, to think of seeing, to see sight; to become aware, that is, of the profound meaning of being a spectator today, facing problems created deliberately for him". The spectator is inexorably faced with images that call into question, that want to be seen, that need to be seen. Their power of attraction reaches the deepest levels of the nervous system, embraces the heights and the depths of human experience and wrenches the real from the principle of reality, without ever making compromises with the violent extremism of beauty.

A production of Hamburg State Opera in cooperation with Deichtorhallen Hamburg in the course of the International Musikfest Hamburg 2016. Supported by Commerzbank Hamburg.

Recording from April 21, 2016 from the Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Musical Direction: Kent Nagano
Concept, Director, Set-, Costume- and Lightdesign: Romeo Castellucci
Artistic Collaboration: Silvia Costa
Set Design Collaboration: Maroussia Vaes
Dramaturgy: Piersandra di Matteo, Johannes Blum
Chorus: Martin Steidler
Sound design: Holger Schwark

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Evangelist: Ian Bostridge
Soprano 1: Hayoung Lee
Soprano 2: Christina Gansch
Alt: Dorottya Láng
Tenor: Bernard Richter
Jesus / Bass: Philippe Sly
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Chorus: Audi Jugendchorakademie

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