Composed while the young Handel was at the peak of his operatic success in London, the Brockes-Passion is a sacred
opera by another name, so intricate and richly painted areits emotions and events. Following the Passion story from the Last
Supper to the Crucifixion, Barthold Heinrich Brockes’ text was set by numerous composers including Telemann and Fasch,
but it is Handel’s treatment which has stood the test of time, inviting its listeners into the heart of the Easter story.