soprano Martina Janková
mezzo-soprano Lidija Jovanovic
tenor (arias) Samuel Boden
tenor (Evangelist) John Mark Ainsley
baritone (arias) Leon Košavić
baritone (Christ) Vincent Le Texier
choir Laurens Collegium Rotterdam
choir Koorschool Sint-Bavo Haarlem
‘If you explore Bach’s music,’ said Debussy, ‘you discover at every step something that sounds as if it was composed only yesterday.’ That is certainly true of the St Matthew Passion – especially with Nathalie Stutzmann at the helm. As a vocalist she learned the music from the inside out, as a conductor she ‘really captures the sublime quality of Bach’s sacred music,’ according to BBC Music Magazine. A revelation.
Interview with Nathalie Stutzmann
Leading up to our three performances of the St Matthew Passion, we interviewed conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. What makes this masterpiece so special? And does she experience this work in a different way as a conductor?