Shunske Sato, violin & artistic direction
Daniel Johannsen, evangelist
Marie Louise Werneburg, soprano 1
Alex Potter, alto 1
Zachary Wilder, tenor 1
Dominik Wörner, bass 1
Lucia Caihuela, soprano 2
Christopher Ainslie, alto 2
Benedict Hymas, tenor 2
Wolf Matthias Friedrich, bass 2
Bach - St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
In his fourth season as artistic director, Shunske himself now play-directs Bach's masteriece from the first desk. He is convinced of the special power of this performance method, which was common practice in Bach's time.
In the St. Matthew Passion, different groups communicate with each through dialogue. Bach accomplished this by composing for two ensembles. For that reason, Shunske strives to make full use of the accustics: "I'd like to work with a spatial stage set-up in which the two ensembles are placed away from each other; this will put a bigger focus on Bach's stereo effect, adding a fundamental aspect to the St. Matthew Passion.
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