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Instrumentation

  • Emily Magee, soprano
  • Elena Zhidkova, mezzosoprano
  • Wookyung Kim, tenor
  • Yasushi Hirano, bass
  • Wiener Singverein, choir
  • Johannes Prinz, choir master
  • Yutaka Sado, conductor

Programmes

«Verdi’s best opera»? This description of the Requiem might not be as deluded as it sounds: seldom is the chasm opening into hell heard so formidably with kettledrums, trombones and trumpets; seldom is heard on earth how delicately heaven might sing. With his Requiem for the freedom-fighter Alessandro Manzoni, Giuseppe Verdi managed to create a musical spectacle that stages a visual epic of life, death and redemption in the mind of the listener. This powerful, evening-long sacred masterpiece is staged by the Tonkunstler Orchestra conducted by its Music Director Yutaka Sado with the Wiener Singverein and a selection of outstanding soloists. 

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Giuseppe Verdi

Messa da Requiem for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra

Movements

  • Introitus (Requiem aeternam - Te decet hymnus - Kyrie)

  • Dies irae

  • Offertorium (Domine Jesu - Hostias - Quam olim Abrahae)

  • Sanctus

  • Agnus Dei

  • Communio (Lux aeterna)

  • Responsorium (Libera me - Dies irae - Libera me)

Duration

97 Min.

Creation

1873/74