Passio Christi

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Label: IBS
Catalog: IBS-72021
Format: COMPACT DISC

Fernández-Rueda, Francisco; Martin, Lourdes; Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga; Casariego, Lola; Castillo, Damian del; Cármina Nova Choir; Pueri Cantores Málaga; Pacetti, Luis; Santiago, Francisco; Schiavo, Maria Grazia; Escolanía del Escorial; Cruz, Víctor; Frisina, Marco; Banderas, Antonio; Lagares, David

The Opera-Oratorio “Passio Christi” narrates the events of the Lord’s Passion from the Last Supper to the dawn of Resurrection. The story is told through the feelings and emotions of some of the characters who took part in it in various ways: Peter, Judas, the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, the Cyrenean, the soldier Longinus and the Angels. Each character sings the verses of the saints and poets of the world in a different language (Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Latin and ancient Greek) to represent the whole world before the mystery of human suffering. The dramatic structure of the Opera follows the ancient structure of the Sacred Representations: in fact, its original form is designed for dramatization and scenic action. The events of the Gospel are interspersed with the arias of the various characters, which constitute a sort of cinematographic “still image”.

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