Fri 21 Dec 2012 7.30pm
Theatre: £19 (£17), £17 (£15), Under 26s £12
Conductor: Robert Hollingworth
Composer: J.S. Bach, David Lang
Production Company: Opera North
In this unique seasonal concert, Gramophone award-winning vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, bring together one of JS Bach’s greatest motets, Jesu Meine Freude, with David Lang’s beautiful Little Match Girl Passion.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s heart-breaking children’s story, Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece takes its inspiration from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and is here animated with exquisite shadow puppetry by Matthew Robins. The two pieces are threaded together by delicate and evocative Christmas carols from Germany and Andersen’s native Denmark, to create an unusually poignant and beautiful yuletide concert.
“An irrepressible force in the early music world, bringing bags of style, energy and dramatic excitement to everything they touch.” International Record Review on I Fagiolini
“Silhouettes that have something of the deft wit of Picasso sketches.”
Michael Billington, The Guardian, on shadow-puppeteer Matthew Robins.
With support from Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Seating up to 550, audiences are assured of an excellent view of the stage and comfortable seating in this well-designed auditorium. The theatre stages the best national and international plays and performances, as well as contemporary and international dance, music and comedians.