And you must suffer

A production by Muziektheater Transparant and B’Rock in coproduction with Klarafestival, Kaaitheater, De Munt, Festival de Wallonie, Wroclaw National Forum of Music and Polish Institute.

Cappella Amsterdam

Jakob Pilgram - Evangelist

Dominik Köninger - Christus
Grace Davidson - soprano
Benno Schachtner - alt
Magnus Staveland - tenor
Tomáš Král - bas

Pierre Audi - director / mise-en-espace
Andreas Spering - musical direction
Wim Delvoye - images
Roel Van Berckelaer - set design
Mirjam Devriendt - video
Peter Quasters - lighting 

In this new music theatre production, director Pierre Audi embeds Bach’s St John Passion in an understated scenography based on images by artist Wim Delvoye. Bach’s full Passion provides the narrative for a contemporary reflection on the role of religion and its contradictory claims of truth, on identity and the conflicts resulting from it and, finally, also on suffering and compassion. Iconoclast Delvoye’s x-rays are all-pervasive in his

Via Crucis and reduce religious truth to a few meagre bones – from nothing more than mice. The Israeli-Palestinian composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi offers a welcome sound of reconciliation in the contemporary context of polarisation. Annelies Van Parys, Muziektheater Transparant's resident composer, has included an introduction and an epilogue to the St John Passion. Bach's passion starts from silence, a deafening silence that lingers after the last note.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Annelies Van Parys
And thou must suffer

Samir Odeh-Tamimi



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