Johann Sebastian – The Life and Passions of JS Bach

The Maltese premiere of Tama Matheson’s acclaimed music-drama, Johann Sebastian – The Life and Passions of JS Bach – a dramatic retelling of the extraordinary life of the world’s greatest musician. Interlaced throughout with Bach’s incomparable music, Johann Sebastian is a performance half-concert, half-drama, set in the dazzlingly opulent ballroom of the Palazzo Parisio.

We have never heard Bach so clearly – a magical evening.” – President of the Bach Society, Australia

Chronicling the life of perhaps the greatest composer in the entire Western canon, this performance traces – amid a setting of Bach’s incomparable music – the longings, desires, urges, and inspirations that drove him to his miraculous creations. Johann Sebastian is a desperately moving, often funny, always fascinating insight into the life of one of the world’s most indispensable artists.


29th April, 2022 at 11.30am and 7pm at Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar

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Tama Matheson as Bach himself

Thomas Birch Tenor

Gisèle Degiorgio Pianist

Tatjana Chircop Violinist

Simon Abdilla Joslin Cellist

Teatru Salesjan is generously supported by the ADRC Trust, the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, and Arts Council Malta. We deeply thank The Imperial, Sliema for the support provided in order to carry out this program.

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