Dirk Kaftan


The style of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu was enriched by nume-rous influences which are reflected in The Greek Passion: magnificent choirs contrast vividly with intimate chamber music, folkloristic elements are placed next to complex, classically worked-out orchestral movements. A highly emo-tional mixture of oratorio and dramatic opera abducts the listener/spectator into a world in which catastrophes abound. Lorenzo Fioroni, who has direc-ted operas in Nuremberg, Augsburg and Heidelberg, has produced this dra-matic contest against fear in Graz.

Die Griechische Passion OC 967