St. Matthew Passion; Berliner Philharmoniker; Simon Rattle; Peter Sellars
© Andreas Knapp

Oct. 7–8 at 7:00

St. Matthew Passion

Tickets from $75


Berliner Philharmoniker

Simon Rattle, conductor

Peter Sellars, director

Mark Padmore, Evangelist

Christian Gerhaher, Jesus

Camilla Tilling, soprano

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Topi Lehtipuu, tenor

Eric Owens, bass-baritone

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Simon Halsey, chorus master

Boy Choristers of St. Thomas Church

John Scott, chorus master

It took a century for Bach’s St. Matthew Passion of 1727 to arrive in the concert hall from its liturgical roots. Almost two centuries later, the work is again transformed in this ritualization by Peter Sellars. Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker are joined by the Rundfunkchor Berlin and a stellar cast of singers, including tenor Mark Padmore and baritone Christian Gerhaher. In a setting that places singers and instrumentalists in powerful vignettes, and the audience in intimate proximity to the storytellers, all are invited to reflect together upon our shared human frailties.

Co-presented by Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and Park Avenue Armory

Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support provided by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. and members of the Producers Circle.

The Berliner Philharmoniker residency in New York City is made possible by a leadership gift from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, and Marina Kellen French.

Lincoln Center and Park Avenue Armory would like to thank Carnegie Hall for its collaboration in making possible these Berliner Philharmoniker performances.