Strasbourg, FRFriday March 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Strasbourg, FRThursday March 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM
Debuted in Leipzig on Good Friday of 1736, the St. Matthew Passion is considered by Bach himself as his most important work. One in whom he sees his "Great Passion" in comparison with the no less sublime St. John Passion, is a major religious work. Built on a high-flying literary dialogue, which blends excerpts from the Gospel to the comments of Martin Luther and Picander, the author of many of his books, this work-world aims to provide answers to questions arises humanity over his own destiny. These responses are staggering conviction in a highly symbolic context. Behind the apparent rigor, an infinite sum of musical descriptions is the historical context of the action, its meaning and its resonance before to rise through sumptuous arias, very high up, in the firmament of the creative act. With beautiful conclusions that bring us back to the essence of the sacred. Whether one is a believer, agnostic or atheist, Christian or not, the message can be received with the same fervor in a move that led to universal concord.
Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg Chorus
The boys choir of Colmar
Lisette has given 59 performances as Soprano.