Arriaga Theatre.   20:00 h.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johannes-Passion BWV 245



Evangelista: Joshua Ellicott

Soprano: Berit Norbakken Solset

Alto: Carlos Mena

Tenor arias: Robert Murray

Pilatos/bajo arias: Jonathan McGovern

Jesús: James Newby


Director Musical: Erik Nielsen

Director de escena: Calixto Bieito

Dramaturgy: Bettina Auer

Escenografía: Aída Leonor Guardia

Diseñador de vestuario: Ingo Krügler

Iluminador: Michael Bauer

Ayudantes de dirección de escena: Lucía Astigarraga y Barbora Horáková Joly

Ayudante de iluminación: Verena Mayr

Asistente figurinista: Paula Klein


BOS- Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao

Coro: Coro de Ópera de Bilbao

Maestra repetidora: Husan Park


New coproduction between the Arriaga Theatre and the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris)

Arriaga Theatre Premiere

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  • 13 April 2018       Arriaga Theatre      20:00 h.
  • 14 April 2018       Arriaga Theatre      20:00 h.

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“I have been stripped of my faith and so I cannot be blessed, since a blessed man will never fear his life becoming a meaningless drift towards certain death. I have not inherited a god or a firm point on earth from which I can call to god; I have also not inherited the concealed rage of the sceptic, the shrewdness of the rationalist, or the ardent candour of the atheist. For that reason, I do not dare to cast the first stone at those who believe in things that I doubt, or at anyone who idolises doubt as if it were not shrouded in shadows. I will cast this stone at myself since there is one thing I firmly believe: human need for consolation is insatiable”.

Stig Dagerman

Bach’s music is a path to consolation, liberation and the search for the other. Johannes-Passion is a violent reflection on the life path to redemption. When does modern man enter into dialogue with this masterpiece? How do we tackle pain, death itself with a hero’s dignity, with the strength of our parents? Johannes-Passion is a masterpiece in the history of music and art. A work charged with humanity and beauty. Bach is our beautiful sharp mirror. Perhaps Bach met God.

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