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St Matthew Passion: Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin — Main stage

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About the Event

Discover Bach's famous passion in a new version by Benedikt von Peter at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The narratives of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the biblical gospels are among the essential foundations of European culture. With the composition of the 'St. Matthew Passion,' Johann Sebastian Bach created a musical ritual for the believing congregation of his time.

In recent years, director Benedikt von Peter has created numerous standard‐setting and award‐winning productions in which he seeks to transfer the respective 'architecture of a piece' to the spaces of the opera houses. In this sense, Benedikt von Peter's production of the 'St. Matthew Passion,' which Bach had already designed as a double choir, will occupy the entire auditorium and the main stage. Thus, there are also seats for visitors on the stage, and formations of choir and orchestra are placed in the visitors' area.

In German language with German and English surtitles


  • Bach, Johann Sebastian – St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

Conductor Alessandro De Marchi
Director Benedikt von Peter
Set design Natascha von Steiger
Costume design Lene Schwind
Video Bert Zander
Light Roland Edrich
Chorus Master Jeremy Bines
Chorus Master Children's Chorus Christian Lindhorst
DramaturgeDorothea Hartmann

Evangelist Sebastian Kohlhepp
Jesus Padraic Rowan
Bass Joel Allison
Tenor Kieran Carrel
Petrus Michael Bachtadze
Pilatus Dean Murphy
Soprano Elbenita Kajtazi
Alto Annika Schlicht
A two‐faced witness Annika Schlicht
A two‐faced witness Kieran Carrel
archpriest Michael Bachtadze
1st maidservant Elbenita Kajtazi
2nd maidservant Annika Schlicht
Pontifex I Dean Murphy
Pontifex II Michael Bachtadze


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