Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle

November 2021
6:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Special concert


Johann Sebastian Bach
“St. Matthew Passion”, BWV 244


Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Camilla Tilling soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Georg Nigl baritone
Roderick Williams baritone
Augsburger Domsingknaben
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Concert video

Sir Simon Rattle: Bach "Matthäuas-Passion" © BR\Astrid Ackermann

Information about the programme

“The Mount Everest of music”: that’s what American stage director Peter Sellar’s once called Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Now Simon Rattle will scale this summit of western music with his future Munich ensembles, the BRSO and the Bavarian Radio Chorus. The choice team of vocal soloists likewise raises expectations. A key role is conferred upon the Evangelist, who not only relates the story of the Passion, but participates in and responds to it inwardly as a witness. With British tenor Mark Padmore this part will be taken by one of the most charismatic Evangelists of our time. For the BRSO it marks a happy reunion with a longstanding artistic friend – and a former artist-in-residence.

Further concerts

Tue, 7 May, 7:00 pm
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Gammon © Bene Kögl
Watch This Space | BRSO Trio Basso meets Gammon
Tue, 14 May, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, Technikum
Anton Barakhovsky © BR\Astrid Ackermann
Watch This Space | Anton Barakhovsky and the BRSO academy
Thu, 30 May, 8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Riccardo Muti
Works by Haydn, Schubert and Strauss