HKB Chamber orchestra led by conductor Igor Andreev
performed a world premiere of Andrei Maksimov’s
This fully staged production brought together singers, dancers, actors and instrumentalists for two nights (14/04/23, 15/04/23) in Biel Volkshaus. Barabbas follows the well-known story of a people’s resistance against Pilate’s invasion of Jerusalem. Yet when Barabbas is due to be sentenced to death, his life is saved by another.
Preparations for the play have been underway since December 2022, when the first musical rehearsals began. At the same time, the concept of the production was born, based on the division of the stage by a black cloth as a symbol of reversible exclusion. Here's what director Mira Alkhovik
says about her staging solution: