Nicola Hümpel concept – Oliver Proske stage design – Terry Wey countertenor – Yui Kawaguchi dance – Jakob David Rattinger viola da gamba – Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir violin – Eugène Michelangeli harpsichord, organ – Tobias König actor – Raphael Reher actor – Fabian Bleisch light desing – Cristina Lelli costumes – Sonja Winkler assistant set design
Cantates Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach never wrote an opera, yet he had a great feel for drama and expression. His oratories are actually religious operas without a set; his cantatas evoke visually striking images. For Nico and the Navigators, it was obvious that Bach should take centre stage in their musical theatre production Cantatatanz. The company demonstrates the physical and visual element in Bach’s faith and music to the sound of Bach’s arias. Musicians and singers become part of the visual style; music, dance and execution go hand in hand.