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Bach. Das Leben eines Musikers - Langversion

Scenic biography with original Bach music (13+)

Due to the current restrictions on public life decided by the state of Berlin to combat the Corona pandemic, the house will be temporarily closed from 02 November 2020.

Address
ATZE Musiktheater - Großer Saal

Luxemburger Straße 20 C 13353  Berlin




The biographically influenced production with chamber orchestra and choir brings the life and work of this important composer to the stage.

The artist portrait shows Bach as a person who has pursued his life's dream from childhood with consistency and passion. Since its premiere in 2005, the production of theater director Thomas Sutter has been visited by 50,000 spectators in 150 performances until May 2013. After a short interruption, the big revival with numerous changes of cast (including the new Bach actor Andreas Goebel) was on the program in January 2014.

The emotional production with eleven actors in 138 roles opens up a multifaceted, historical panorama and allows us to immerse ourselves in a world with living conditions that are difficult to imagine today. The 13-member chamber orchestra will not only perform 35 works by Bach, but will also be involved in the stage events.

Short version and long version: The short version tells of Bach's childhood and youth, the 19-year-old's employment as organist in Arnstadt, his marriage to Maria Barbara, and the conflicts with the absolutist power structures in Weimar and Köthen. Musically, the secular works of Bach are in the foreground. In the long version, the ecclesiastical works, the art of the fugue and Bach's work as Thomaskantor are also brought into focus.

Starting times short version: 10:30 a.m. / 4:00 p.m.Start times long version: 10:00 o'clock / 18:00 o'clock

Click here for the short version

Program in German

Event calendar

Teilnehmende Künstler
Suse Braun (Maske)
Petra Föhrenbach (Maske)
Urs Hildebrandt (Bühnenbild)
Marie Landgraf (Kostümbild)
Thomas Lotz (Musikalische Leitung)
Thomas Sutter (Buch und Produktion)
Matthias Witting (Regie und Dramaturgie)
Thomas Sutter (Autor/in)
Andreas Goebel (Bach)
Fridolin Haagen (Bach (jung))
Elisabeth Milarch (Schicksal)
Falk Berghofer (Fürst Leopold, diverse Rollen)
Heleen Joor (Maria Barbara)
Matthias Eysen (Bach (alt))
Sabine Paßow (Anna Magdalena)
Simone Witte (Herzogin)
Sabine Liebisch (Magd)
Christian Schadler
Dagmar Kubera
Doris Gräfe-Bergkessel (Viola)
Karen Lorenz (Viola)
Gisela Ben
Grace Flindell
Hartwig Nickola
Matthias Erbe
Nicola Heinze
Stefan Roc
Stephan Hoppe
Susanne Wohlleber
Wolfgang Bender
Charles Lemming (Diverse)

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