Friday 6 September 2013 at 8:00pm
Saturday 7 September 2013 at 8:00pm
Monday 9 September 2013 at 6:30pm
Verdi Messa da Requiem
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Amber Wagner soprano
Jamie Barton mezzo-soprano
René Barbera tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Verdi’s Requiem possesses a unique theatrical power. From the terrified cry of the chorus in the Dies irae to the soprano’s hushed, hopeful prayer in the Libera me, the music presents a panorama of human hopes and fears. This performance features an outstanding international cast, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
Pre-concert talk – 6 and 7 September
Graham Abbott will present a talk on the artists and the works featured in the program.
Post-concert talk – 9 September
A post-concert discussion giving a unique insight into the art of conducting, with Sir Andrew Davis and fellow conductor Christopher Seaman.