Words and music
Text by Joseph Alois Daisenberger (1799-1883) of 1860/70,
revised and adapted by Otto Huber and Christian Stückl.
Music by Rochus Dedler (1777-1822), originally composed in 1820 and newly arranged by Markus Zwink.
The Production Team
Christian Stückl, Principal Director of the Passion Play, born in 1961 in Oberammergau
Otto Huber, Deputy Director/ Dramatic Adviser, born in 1947 in Oberammergau
Stefan Hageneier, Set and Costume Designer, born in 1972 in Oberammergau
Markus Zwink, Conductor, born in 1956 in Oberammergau
Michael Bocklet, Conductor, born in 1945 in Schongau
Opening night on 15 May 2010
Start of each performance: 14:30, end: 23:00 (with a three-hour interval). For the first time in the 376-year history of the Oberammergau Passion Play, part of the play will be performed in the evening.
102 performances from 15 May to 3 October 2010, five times a week.
There were no performances on Mondays and Wednesdays.
More than half a million visitors from all over the world saw our play.
Promoter of the 2010 Passion Play was the community of Oberammergau.
Every one of the approx. 2400 actors is either born in Oberammergau or has lived in the village for at least 20 years. 21 principal parts (Jesus, Mary, John, Judas, Peter, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas and others) 120 smaller and bigger speaking parts, solo singers, 100 male and female choristers. orchestra, apostles, priests and scribes, Roman soldiers and temple guards, people.
The Passion Play Theatre
The stage was built in 1928, the auditorium in 1898. For the 2000 Passion Play, the entire Passion Play Theatre underwent a complete restoration.
The Passion Play Theatre has about 4,700 covered seats.
Anyone who was unable to come to Oberammergau, is offered the opportunity to acquire selected souvenirs in the official online shop of the Passion Play 2010 and the Ammergau Alps GmbH.