Proms 2014 Prom 66: Bach – St Matthew Passion Prom 66: Bach – St Matthew Passion

Prom 66: Bach – St Matthew Passion

Played

19:00 Saturday 6 Sep 2014 Royal Albert Hall

  • BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
  • St Matthew Passion St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
    staging by Peter Sellars; sung in German (187 mins)

About this event

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Peter Sellars’s innovative staging of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. While the dramatic St John Passion (heard earlier this season) is all musical action and reaction, the St Matthew is altogether more contemplative – confronting suffering and torture as well as salvation and redemption in some of Bach’s most moving music.

A starry line-up of soloists is led by Mark Padmore’s Evangelist, and includes celebrated German baritone Christian Gerhaher singing the words of Christ.

There will be one interval

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