ST MATTHEW PASSION

The Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and the puppeteers of the Duda Paiva Company presented a completely new performance of the St Matthew Passion in 2022. In 2023, the St Matthew Passion will return! In this abridged, interdisciplinary performance of Bach’s masterpiece, music, dance and puppetry are forged together into an adventurous theatrical performance unlike any other. Performed by a top cast, including international star soprano Claron McFadden. Young composer Arjan Linker (2000, former winner of the NBE composition competition) made the arrangements.

The arrangement fits into a tradition of contemporary translations by the NBE. Artistic director Bart Schneemann for instance already successfully ventured into ‘holy houses’ such as Mozart’s Requiem, Figaro and Don Giovanni, Haydn’s great oratorios and Mahler’s Lied von der Erde. For the ‘holy of holies’ the St Matthew Passion, the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble joins forces for the second time with puppet magician Duda Paiva, with whom it created the highly acclaimed performance The Fairy Queen in 2018.

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