The “Brockes” Passion by Haendel will be the first instalment of a monumental triptych of works based on the innovative libretto from 1712 by B.H. Brockes.
Passions of G.Ph. Telemann and J.S. Bach follow in coming seasons. Brockes’ text is not liturgical and does not follow one gospel, but is based on personal emotion.
Händel composed from the Italian opera tradition and performed his passion with a small choir of opera singers, as the Apollo Ensemble now does: 8 singers and 14 instrumentalists.
Renate Arends & Elvire Beekhuizen, soprano
Franske van der Wiel & Eske Tibben, alto
Falco van Loon & Pablo Gregorian, tenor
Michiel Meijer & Robert Brouwer, basso
Violin 1: David Rabinovich, Liesbeth Nijs, Daphne Oltheten
Violin 2: Marc Cooper, Lilia Slavny
Viola: Annemarie Kosten-Dür
Cello: Cassandra Luckhardt
Double bass: Jesse Solway
Harpsichord/Organ: Marion Boshuizen
Oboe: Ofer Frenkel, Robert de Bree, Alyane Leslie
Bassoon: Thomas Oltheten
The overall artistic direction rests with David Rabinovich.
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