Sunday, March 29, 2015

baltimore sun review for bach johannespassion

Bass Ethan Herschenfeld offered a commanding portrayal of Jesus with an arresting stage presence and sonorous basso voice capable of illuminating expression. Herschenfeld's delivery of "Why did you strike me?" was extremely moving, as was his portrayal of Jesus acknowledging his mother at the crucifixion. His simple "It is finished" had at least one audience member in tears, perhaps many more.