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schedule 2023

New year's concert

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Texts by and about Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Music by Heinrich Schütz, Hugo Distler and

Johann Sebastian Bach

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident who was a key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential. His 1937 book "The Cost of Discipleship" is described as a modern classic. Apart from his theological writings, Bonhoeffer was known for his staunch resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, including vocal opposition to Hitler. He was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo and imprisoned at Tegel prison for one and a half years. Later, he was transferred to Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Bonhoeffer was a burning music lover, he played the piano and loved Bach's music, as well as the early music such Heinrich Schütz's.


Fanie Antonelou, soprano
Mathias Neundorf, violine
Tobias Horn, organ
Rudolf Guckelsberger (SWR), texts and reading
programme concept by KMD Prof. Helmut Wolf

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Sunday, 22nd January 2023  - 19:00 

Stadtkirche Besigheim

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G. Fr. Handel, Messiah 

HWV 56
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20 years solistenensemble stimmkunst

Solistenensemble stimmkunst
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Kay Johannsen, conductor​

Friday 3rd February 2023 - 19:00
Stiftskirche Stuttgart

for tickets at the Stiftskirche (Monday to Saturday 10–13 o'cl)
or at the StuttgartKonzert:  

The Messiah 3.2.23 | StuttgartKonzert

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J. S. Bach, St John Passion

BWV 245
          staged​

Evangelist, Moritz Kallenberg
Jesus, Shigeo Ishino
Peter/Pilate, Andreas Wolf
Follower of Jesus / soprano, Fanie Antonelou
Follower of Jesus / alto, Alexandra Urquiola
Follower of Jesus / tenor, Charles Sy
Follower of Jesus / baritone, Johannes Kammler
maid, Jesu's accuser / soprano, Kyriaki Sirlantzi
Jesu's accuser / alto, Linsey Coppens
servant, Jesu's accuser / tenor, NN
Jesu's accuser / bass, Andrew Bogard
bass, Michael Nagl
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Musical direction, Diego Fasolis
direction & stage design, Ulrich Rasche
Costumes, Sara Schwartz & Romy Springsguth
choreography, Toni Jessen
video, Florian Seufert
light, Gerrit Jurda
chorus master, Manuel Pujol
dramaturgy, Franz-Erdmann Meyer-Herder

Premiere on Sunday 2nd April 2023, further shows on

7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 25th, 29th April 2023

Stuttgart Opera House

for more information and tickets:

St John Passion, by Johann Sebastian Bach - 02.04.2023, | Staatsoper Stuttgart (staatsoper-stuttgart.de)

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