English Touring Opera: St Matthew Passion
J.S. BACH St Matthew Passion
English Touring Opera
Local Choirs of Lancaster
The Old Street Band Conductor: John Peter Kenney
In a spectacular opening of our 50th Season, English Touring Opera return with their third staging of Bach’s masterpieces – the magnificent Passion according to St Matthew. This is easily Bach’s most dramatic work.
Presented in a way you have never seen it before, the ‘St Matthew Passion’ tells the story of a trial, death by crucifixion, and transformation, sung by witnesses whose lives have been transformed by this experience.
English Touring Opera’s soloists will perform with the eminent period instrument orchestra, the Old Street Band, proudly crowned with the wonderful singers of Lancaster in a simple, heartfelt staging.
Sung in German and English with surtitles