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11 October 2017 | by Alexandra Coghlan

Sacred made simple



In 1993 Jonathan Miller staged Bach’s St Matthew Passion, wedging open the door to sacred repertoire that had been barred shut, and crowding swiftly in came theatre’s biggest names – Deborah Warner, Phyllida Lloyd, Katie Mitchell,

Peter Sellars – all eager to explore this new territory. Since then we have had fully staged productions of all the great baroque oratorios, along with Verdi’s monumental Requiem – a Mass whose primary-coloured music is pure theatre.


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