Theatre & Opera
Bach’s musical rendering of Christ’s passion is regarded as one of the quintessential masterpieces of western classical sacred music. It is a major work of cultural heritage that brings people together.
In this dance-opera production, the spectators are confronted aurally and visually by suffering and envy, and by grief and betrayal among people longing for love and encouragement and searching for a messiah to rescue them.
The journey begins with Jesus Christ’s funeral and then moves backwards in time toward the earlier stages of the original passion narrative, exploring how the loss of tolerance and love led to a complete volte-face, where we witness the execution of Judas – wondering how come that throughout human history, religion is misinterpreted and the pathology of a victim turns him into a murderer.