©Emelie Schäfer ‘Johannes Passion’

©Emelie Schäfer ‘Johannes Passion’

 Johannes Passion

For de Ij-Salon I was asked to stage a version of the Johannes Passion with soloists, the National Youth Choir and an orchestra made up of musicians from het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest & IBF orchestra, Gran Canaria . The concert took place at the Muziekgebouw aan t-ij on March 23rd.

For this staging I used the choir to represent the beauty of a mass of people, and in contrast, how mob mentality can generate an overwhelming and scary sense of power.

In April I will re-stage my version of Johannes Passion in Gran Canaria for the International Bach Festival 2019, at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus.