Bach, St Matthew Passion

Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
Friday 02 April - 20h30
Inlive Stream from Aix-en-Provence
Édition 2021

He will be surrounded by remarkable collection of solo voices.

Raphaël Pichon, at the head of his Pygmalion ensemble, belongs to a new generation that is fascinated by the sound produced by old instruments. Télérama refers to him as the “monarch of multitalented musicians”, and his performance of Mozart’s Requiem is both poignant and on point. Today, Pichon is going back to his first love, choral singing, and the place where his career as a conductor began.

After his 2018 performance of St. John Passion, and faithful to the Easter festival tradition, he is back this year to conduct Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, an oratorio with virtuoso airs, sung narratives and extensive choral passages.

He will be surrounded by a remarkable collection of solo voices, supported by the children’s choir of Radio France, allowing the maestro to recreate the intimate yet heart-rending, tender yet fervent soul of an epic sacred opera.

Pygmalion, orchestra and choir
Maîtrise de Radio France
Raphaël Pichon, conductor

Julian Prégardien, Evangelist
Stéphane Degout, Chisti
Christian Immler, Pilate
Sabine Devieilhe, soprano 1
Hana Blažíková, soprano
Lucile Richardot, alto
Tim Mead, alto
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Thomas Hobbs, tenor

Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion

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