As a lover of the early Baroque, Elam Rotem naturally speaks its language: Joseph and his Brethren, a 2012 oratorio played on historical instruments, reawakens the accents of Monteverdi and Cavalieri. Sung in Hebrew, this highly expressive drama takes its subject from Genesis: Jacob's favourite son Joseph suffers the jealous violence of his brothers; initially thrown into a well, he is then sold as a slave. Returning to their spiritual roots, the Israeli conductor and his Profeti della Quinta ensemble convey the full power of this biblical story. The impassioned vocal art and the ardent harmonies of the Seicento find a contemporary resonance in this cathartic work.
Within the framework of the European Days of Jewish Culture, with the support of the City of Metz