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The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Dress rehearsal

A Passion oratorio by John Adams

In English and Spanish language with German surtitles

The American composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars focus on the marginalized perspectives of Mary and Martha. In their Opera/Oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary they set Biblical characters and events, including the resurrection of Lazarus and the passion of Christ, in a powerfully political, contemporary light. When Mary is released from jail, she is reunited with Martha, her sister. Martha runs a shelter for unemployed and homeless women. When their brother Lazarus dies before their eyes while an uprising rumbles outside, each sister’s attitudes and beliefs are put to the test.


Stage direction
Lisenka Heijboer Castañón
Bühnenbild, Licht & Video
Hendrik Walther
Set design
Sarah Nixon
Costume design
Carmen Schabracq
Miguel Alejandro Castillo Le Maitre
Martin Lukesch
Antonio Cuenca Ruiz
Choir director
Roger Díaz-Cajamarca
Choir director
Holger Kristen