Why See Metropolitan Opera - Requiem?
Verdi's heartfelt masterpiece
Four performances of Verdi's enchanting Requiem arrives this November, after a nine-year absence from Met Opera. Conducted by James Levine, Verdi's great mass will be led by talented soloists Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Originally written in memory of Italian poet and Verdi's peer, Alessandro Manzoni in 1874, it was a great hit, with comparisons being made to Mozart's Requiem.
Verdi could not bring himself to attend the funeral for his admired friend and artistic ally, instead creating a Requiem Mass in memory of Manzoni's life. A truly powerful piece, from the instantly recognizable Dies Irae (or funeral march) to the sublime finale. With the entire Met Opera plus its special guests, Requiem promises to be an emotional night as Verdi's profound sense of loss is translated into this symphonic masterpiece.
Opening night: 24 November 2017
One hour and 24 mins without intermission
And before you stop reading
Image taken from Grand Rapids Opera
Sung in Latin with surtitles in English, German and Spanish
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