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JOHANN SEBASTIAN
BACH − LA PASSIONE

APRIL 21, 23 and 24, 2016, 8 − 10.45 PM AT THE HALL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART


In April 2016, the recently remodeled Hall for Contemporary Art at the Deichtorhallen will form a backdrop for a strikingly visual musical production with an all-star lineup: staged by Romeo Castellucci, one of the foremost theater artists in Europe, and with the Hamburg-based music director Kent Nagano, this unusual performance by the Staatsoper Hamburg in collaboration with the Deichtorhallen Hamburg will celebrate its premiere on 21 April 2016.

In his intensely visual and sonic performances between theater, installations, and performance, in recent years the internationally renowned artist Romeo Castellucci has increasingly explored interactions between image and viewer, between depiction and the impossibility of representation, and between the power of images to convey meaning and identity in our Western culture.

In 2013 Castellucci was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for his life’s work.
The unusual Bach project La Passione (Saint Matthew Passion) also features a first-class lineup of soloists: Ian Bostridge as Saint John the Evangelist, sopranos Hayoung Lee and Christina Gansch, alto Dorottya Láng, tenor Bernard Richter, and bass Philippe Sly as Jesus. The Audi Youth Choir Academy will be conducted by Martin Steidler.

The premiere of La Passione will also mark the opening of the second Hamburg International Music Festival. A production of the Staatsoper Hamburg in cooperation with the Deichtorhallen Hamburg as part of the 2016 Hamburg International Music Festival.

Premiere on Thursday, 21 April 2016, at 8 pm at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
Performance on Saturday, 23 April and Sunday, 24 April 2016 at 8 pm at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg


Information and reservations: +49 40/35 68 68 (Staatsoper Hamburg)
www.staatsoper-hamburg.de
Ticket prices: 132.00/109.00/87.00/48.00/20.00 Euros