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  • Concert
  • Orchestral, Choral, Early and Baroque
  • Temporada 2018/2019
  • M/6

A Paixão

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir


Tue, 16 April 2019


Centro Cultural de Belém
Praça do Império , Lisbon
213 612 400
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Other sessions:

17 March, 20:00


Return of the conductor Michel Corboz to the majestic oratorio that J. S. Bach dedicated to the suffering and death of Christ, according to the Gospel of St. Matthew. This is no novelty in Corboz’s long career with Gulbenkian Music, but the profuse wealth of Bach’s work always comes across as if it had never been heard before, with the same greatness of revelation. On this occasion, the staging by the Italian Romeo Castellucci, one of the most renowned and creative European theatre directors of the day, promises to further extend the understanding of one of the most beautiful and intense works ever.


Romeo Castellucci Staging, Scenography and Costumes
Sílvia Costa Artistic collaboration
Piersandra di Matteo Dramaturgy 
Maroussia Vaes Scenography collaboration
Maxi Menja Lehmann Research and Props 
Plastikart Studio (Istvan Zimmermann e Giovanna Amoroso) Props

Gulbenkian Choir 
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Michel Corboz
Ana Quintans Soprano
Marianne Beate Kielland Mezzo-Soprano
Benedikt Kristjánsson Tenor (Evangelist)
Marco Alves dos Santos Tenor (Arias)
André Baleiro Bass (Christ)
Edwin Crossley-Mercer Bass-Baritone (Pilatos)

Matthias Spaeter Oud
Marcelo Giannini Pipe organ

Johann Sebastian Bach
Paixão segundo São Mateus, BWV 244

Coproduction Centro Cultural de Belém
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

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