Thomas Höft wrote a new libretto for Bach’s St Johns Passion. Instead of the suffering of Christ, the story focuses on the suffering of LGBTQIA+ people, who were discriminated against and murdered, nowadays and in the past. The Utrecht sodomite persecution is part of the new text.
Program Utrechter Passion, Utrecht, Aug. 2022. Libretto available in German, Dutch and English.
The Utrechter Passion was performed in Aug/Sept 2022 in Tivoli-Vredenburg in Utrecht by Art House 17 directed by Michael Hell.