The death of a messianic leader has left his bereaved community of followers struggling with conflict, doubt and the shaking of faith that this has awoken.
Exploring the dramatic heart of Messiah, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production is a powerful dramatisation of Handel’s profound masterpiece. See and hear Messiah as Handel controversially intended – performed for the people in a theatre, rather than in a sacred space.
Opening our inaugural streamed theatre season, this ‘astonishingly beautiful’ dramatised concert (The Stage), captured and edited by CinemaLive, is directed by Tom Morris (War Horse, Touching the Void) and performed by one of Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestras, The English Concert, under Artistic Director Harry Bicket.
Directed by: Tom Morris
Music Director: Harry Bicket
Assistant Director: Geoffrey Brumlik
Assistant Director: Alison Hargreaves
Set Design: Anna Orton
Costume Design: Emma Cains
Lighting Design: Robert Casey
Projection Design: Rod Maclachlan
Film Capture & Edit: CinemaLive
The Beloved: Jamie Beddard
Soprano Soloist Julia Doyle
Contralto Soloist: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor Soloist: Joshua Ellicott
Bass Soloist Brindley Sherratt
Treble Soloist:Cordelia Wood
Choir: The Erebus Ensemble
The English Concert