Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 76

076 World premiere with Isango Ensemble OSEANA KUNST- & KULTURSENTER OSEANASALEN Thursday 30 May at 19:00 Isango Ensemble will also perform SS Mendi - Dancing the Death Drill Saturday 01 June to Tueday 04 June, see p. 26. T IC KET Standard: 430 Senior: 387 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 344 BT Fordel: 322​ FEST I VI T I ES St. Matthews Passion m DAT E/ T I M E BE RGE N INTE RNAT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2 019 Bach's grand work in South African dress. The picture is from Isango Ensemble's perfor- mance of The Magic Flute at Oseana in 2018. In 2018, the South African ensemble touched and inspired the Festival audience with A Man of Good Hope and The Magic Flute. In 2019, they guest Oseana with a partially staged version of Bach's St. Matthews Passion, performed with great vocal splendour and full marimba orchestra. It will be the first time the ensemble's edition of Bach's ethereally beautiful passion is performed. Isango Ensemble has performed for full houses all over the world, and has won several inter- national awards, especially for their innovative interpretations of Western plays and music. 076 Isango Ensemble Mark Dornford-May director Mandisi Dyantyis musical director St. Matthew’s Passion – Ivangeli ngokubhalwe nguMateyu Arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mandisi Dyantyis and Mark Dornford-May JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750) St. Matthews Passion, BWV 244 Produced by Isango Ensemble #FE STSPILLEN E19