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ATZE Musiktheater - Großer Saal
Luxemburger Straße 20 C13353Berlin
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