“It is finished…” Soloists mezzo-soprano KrisAnne Weiss (center-left), tenor Brian Wallin (center), and soprano Sarah Lawrence (center-right) stand over the crucified Jesus (baritone Jarrett Ott). Photo by Michelle Sangster.
Last weekend, the Lyric Opera of the North (LOON Opera for short) staged J.S. Bach’s seminal oratorio St. John Passion for the opening of its 2017-2018 season. This Duluth production was conducted by Dirk Meyer and featured stage direction by Robert Neu; scenic designs by Ann Gumpper; lighting design by Alex Flinner; and costume, hair, and makeup by Ora Jewell-Busche.
- Read Basil Considine’s review of the St. John Passion.
Here’s a look at the powerful production’s on-stage rendering: