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Thursday 27 October 2022

7:30pm at Hamer Hall Selling fast


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Maija Kovalevska soprano
Catherine Carby mezzo-soprano
Kang Wang tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass
MSO Chorus
Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus master


Verdi Requiem

About this performance

The MSO is joined by four masterful soloists and the 120-strong MSO Chorus to bring a truly momentous work to life: Verdi’s Requiem.

Verdi felt compelled to start a Requiem after the passing of fellow composer and cultural icon Gioachino Rossini. After a five-year delay, Verdi returned to the project after the death of revered Italian author Alessandro Manzoni. A fervent admirer of Manzoni and his works, Verdi dedicated his Requiem to the writer’s memory.

As you would expect from one of the greatest operatic composers of all time, the Requiem packs a dramatic punch, moving from thundering crescendos to moments of pious contemplation. Verdi wrote the piece with a concert hall setting in mind, rather than the strictly observant surrounds of a church.

Duration: approx. 110 minutes including interval

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. We recommend ticket holders follow the Victorian Government’s “How to stay safe & well” advice:

  • Stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wash your hands
  • Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with where possible
  • Wear a face mask

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