Universal Edition - Arvo Pärt – Adam's Passion

Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt
Adam's Passion

Year of composition: 2015
Subtitle: a production by Robert Wilson based on "Adam's Lament", "Tabula Rasa", "Miserere" and "Sequentia"
Composer: Arvo Pärt
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World Première

Location: Noblessner Foundry Tallinn / Estonia
Date: 12.05.2015
Orchestra: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Choir: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste
Scenery: Robert Wilson
Main Soloists: Lucinda Childs, Michael Theophanous, Endro Roosimäe, Erki Laur, Tatjana Kosmõnina; soloists, actors, drama and dance students
Remarks: 16 May: two performances (14.30h + 19.00h)

Work Introduction

Theatre magician Robert Wilson is paying homage to Arvo Pärt with a musical and theatre production that will be premiered in May 2015 in Tallinn. The production consists of a chamber orchestra, a choir, five solo singers, actors and a group of local drama students. For this project, Arvo Pärt has selected three major compositions from his oeuvre: the two choral works Adam’s Lament and Miserere, and the double violin concerto Tabula rasa. This is joined by Sequentia, a new work composed by Pärt especially for this production. The unique collaboration between these two great artists is an event of international importance.

Simultaneously, a television documentary is being filmed.


Wilson’s vision, uniquely married to Pärt’s luminous musical essence, is a primeval, sculptural, and slow-motion dream – an ominous dream that cannot be forgotten. (Alexandra Ivanoff, Today’s Zaman, 17.05.2015)


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