S.T. Matthew Passion 2019
In the period before Easter, Musica Extrema will be touring The Netherlands with a very special program: our own version of Western Europe’s biggest classical masterpiece of all time, the St Matthew Passion. Especially for this program, Musica Extrema will collaborate with two big names, the great singer Sharon Kips (famous from the TV program X Factor) and the fameous Dutch actor Peter Faber.
The St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach tells the story of the last days of Christ. Theatre-maker Jan Rot has a contemporary and accessible dutch translation of this story in which the corals can be sung in Dutch by the public. The melodies of the classic Mattheus passion are unchanged and in a contemporary Latin-American context.