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Matthew Richard Martinez
ConcertoNet.com, June 2016

BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion [Ballet by J. Neumeier] (Hamburg Ballet, 2005) (NTSC) 109218
BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion [Ballet by J. Neumeier] (Hamburg Ballet, 2005) (Blu-ray, HD) 109219

Sellars has at [Neumeier’s] disposal not only one of the finest orchestras and choruses in the world, but some of the most thoughtful singing artists on the stage today, led by tenor Mark Padmore as the evangelist. Padmore, an exceptionally thoughtful and fluent performer, narrates the action with a knowing focus and pure tenor. He is a masterful storyteller. Padmore is joined by German baritone Christian Gerhaher, another outstanding vocal communicator…

The other soloists are equally as effective, led by the bass voice of Roderick Williams as Jesus. His voice is warm and his deportment noble. Camilla Tilling sings the soprano arias with ease. Tilling’s is a beautifully direct instrument. © 2016 ConcertoNet.com Read complete review





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