Little Match Girl Passion

A journey from suffering through ascension.

Little Match Girl Passion

Video (highlights)

Little Match Girl Passion (with Anastazia Louise) from Bad Unkl Sista on Vimeo.


Presented by San Francisco Lyric Opera


Radio Interview

Exclusive Engagement

March 23-25, 2012 – ODC Theater, San Francisco


This re-telling of The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen sets the traditional story in the format of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion. American composer David Lang intersperses Anderson’s narrative with his own versions of crowd and character responses from the Passion, unlocking secrets from the story by unfolding it and it giving the narrative a powerful inevitability.

Anastazia Louise interpreted The Little Match Girl character with the intention of capturing its dichotomy of horror and beauty, a naive equilibrium between suffering and hope. A rare Q&A session followed each performance, allowing the audience a chance to investigate the performers’ motivations and creative processes.


March 28, 2012 – ‘Little Match Girl Passion’ review: chilly glow (Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle)