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Performances Main Stage - 2017 / 2018

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After St. Matthew
“[Water] is the beginning, and the beginning is the ending, and the end is the beginning. Resurrection isn’t just a new life, but a new idea.” —Tan Dun
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Tan Dun’s Water Passion is currently available as part of a Soundstreams full or flex pack subscription! Call 416-504-1282 or visit our Subscriptions page for more info.

Seventeen dramatically lit water bowls adorn the stage in this reimagining of Bach’s great masterpiece, where Tan Dun explores universal themes of birth, death, and resurrection. Using water as a sound and symbol of transition, Water Passion is a powerful narrative that explores a range of vocal styles from Mongolian overtone singing, to Peking Opera, and Bach’s Passions. David Fallis conducts Choir 21 and a small instrumental ensemble with baritone and soprano soloists in this distinctly modern reworking of a timeless liturgical text.