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Luther - An Oratorio

Author: Arthaus Musik

The first VFX-Oratorio composed by Oscar Strasnoy after the libretto by Christoph Hein which is devoted to the life and work of Martin Luther.

  • World Premiere Luther - An oratorio | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    World Premiere Luther - An oratorio © Arthaus Musik

  • World Premiere Luther - An oratorio | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    World Premiere Luther - An oratorio © Arthaus Musik

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation an oratorio by Oscar Strasnoy, the internationally acclaimed composer of contemporary music, and Christoph Hein, one of the most important German authors has occured as a classical highlight in the Luther decade. The oratorio which is devoted to the life and work of Martin Luther had its premiere on 22./23. October 2017 at the Händel-Halle in Halle.

Now, the second phase of this project has started: The film implementation of the oratorio will be complemented by a subsequent visualisation with further film footage appropriate for the content of the libretto.

A production of Arthaus Musik. The production company digital images is responsible for the VFX realisation in cooperation with the director Andreas Morell.

Original title Luther - Ein Oratorium
Recording location Georg-Friedrich-Händel Halle
Recording date 22 & 23 October 2017
Production year 2018
Production Company Arthaus Musik
Producer Torsten Bönnhoff
Director Andreas Morell
Composer Oscar Strasnoy
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Halle
Conductor Michael Wendeberg
Choir Ernst Senff Chor Berlin
Libretto Christoph Hein
Soloist Josephine Renelt
Soloist Nadia Steinhardt
Soloist Johannes Euler
Soloist Michael Pflumm
Soloist Ralf Lukas
Duration 85 mins

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