Bach never wrote an opera but realised the perfect music drama with his superlative Passion according to John. First performed in 1724, the work propels the drama through a vivid narration of the Evangelist and inspired musical dialogue between the main characters offset by reflective chorales and memorable arias. Led by Andrew Goodwin as Evangelist and Jeremy Kleeman as Jesus, this superb ensemble of singers and musicians are directed by Korneel Bernolet.
A cry from the soul. Bach’s matchless music drama from 1724.
J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Passio secundum Joannem BWV 245
Bach Akademie Australia led by Madeleine Easton
Susannah Lawergren and Amy Moore, sopranos
Hannah Fraser and Anna Fraser, alti
Andrew Goodwin, Richard Butler and Dan Walker, tenors
Jeremy Kleeman and David Greco, basses
Directed by Korneel Bernolet
ADULT $82, CONCESSION/MEMBER $72, UNDER 30 $30
This concert is generously supported by Peronelle and James Windeyer.