Claus Guth – Messiah
Friday, December 20, 7 PM
Entry to this film is included with museum admission or Remai Modern membership.
In conjunction with the annual holiday presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon Opera and Remai Modern present Claus Guth’s 2009 staging of the famous oratorio that The Guardian has described as “controversial, contemporary, thought-provoking, and above all, moving.”
About the production: On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death, Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, famous for innovative and unconventional opera productions, realized a unique and truly extraordinary project: the staging of one of Handel’s most popular oratorios. For this production, the theater signed up one of the most renowned stage directors of our time, Claus Guth. The result: “An emotionally and psychologically charged sequence of images”, as the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote about Guth’s portrayal of a family dynasty, complete with guilt, betrayal, suicide and reconciliation.
Presented in partnership with Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Saskatoon Opera
Directed by Claus Guth
2009, Austria, 150 mins, PG