Wednesday, 17 April 2019 hours
PASSION ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
by Johann Sebastian Bach
for soloists, choir and orchestra
an event offered to the city by
Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo and Municipality of Milan
Ensemble Vocale laBarocca Conductor,
laVerdi Children’s Choir Conductor,
Maria Teresa Tramontin
Admission is free until seats run out from 18.45
An eagerly-awaited event, in the name of great music, in preparation for Easter.
Once again, the Duomo of Milan opens its doors to an extraordinary evening which will fill the high Gothic naves of the Cathedral with music. An event that has become a classic of Milanese cultural proposals in view of the Easter holidays, thanks to the collaboration between the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo and the City of Milan.
The Passione secondo Matteo by Johann Sebastian Bach (Matthäuspassion) for soloists, choir and orchestra returns to the Duomo on Wednesday 17 April at 7:30 pm (with free admission subject to availability from 6:45 pm) with the Ensemble laBarocca, the Ensemble vocale laBarocca and the laVerdi Children’s Choir, conducted respectively by Ruben Jais, Gianluca Capuano and Maria Teresa Tramontin.
An international cast of such specialists completes the formations on stage: BernhardBerchtold (Evangelist), Elisabeth Breuer (Soprano), Nicholas Tamagna (Alto), Patrick Reiter (Tenor), Marco Saccardin (Baritone), Lukáš Zeman and Martin Hässler (Bass), Cristiano Contadin (bass viola).
Performed for the public for the first time in 1727 in Leipzig, in the church of San Tommaso, on Good Friday, the musical transposition of chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel according to Matthew, to the libretto of the poet Picander, was no longer performed after the death of J. S. Bach. In the spring of 1829, in a Berlin that had long been pervaded by romantic fires, it was thanks to Felix Mendelssohn that the composition, unknown at the time, was performed for the first time, awakening immense enthusiasmamong the public and enthusiasts. One hundred and ninety years after that memorable rebirth, the composition has never ceased to enthuse the musical world for its musical depth and unattainable dramatic intensity.
Tuesday, April 16, in the Auditorium (Foyer of the balcony, 18.00, free admission), the traditional conference of introduction to the concert will be held in collaboration with the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, speakers Monsignor Gianantonio Borgonovo and Laura Nicora.
In order to facilitate checks at entrance points, the audience is invited to help by removing any metal objects from their pockets and opening bags. Please note that you may not enter the Cathedral carrying helmets, glass objects or suit cases.
You are advised not to bring large bags into the Cathedral.
Duomo Info Point