Bach: Johannespassion. An adaptation as Passion en miniature
Klangschichten. Essenzen 2
Saturday • 06th July • 8 pm
Tenor: Benedikt Kristjánsson
Percussion: Philipp Lamprecht
Cembalo & Organ: Elina Albach
Entrance: 15-30 € · Students 10 €
„Bach, Johannespassion. Inspirierend – nein, durchdringend bis in die letzte Faser. Ein mächtiger, kahler Dialog, wie in einem modernen Roman.“ - "Bach, Johannespassion. Inspiring - no, resonating in your entire being. A powerful, bare dialogue as in a modern novel." (Imre Kertész)
Is it possible to relive Bachs "Johannespassion" in a new and modern way? Yes, if one returns to the roots of this piece, to the direct narrative in a community, where the boundaries between actor and audience are blurred. And when an overwhelming intensity is tangible through the room. Through this, the baroque, compassionate immersion in the Passion of Christ can be revived in the 21st century. The celebrated Icelandic Tenor Benedikt Kristjánsson "gives an unexpected power to the Evangelist Part. More intense than ever, without harming Bachs music, the modern individual is included." (Badische Zeitung)
This we will experience during the Passion with only three artists in the Johanniskirche, on one of the most beautiful historical cemeteries in Europe.
Please bring, if possible, your own sheet music for the chorals. We also provide sheet music in the evening at the box office.
A production by PODIUM Esslingen