Verdi's Requiem

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.

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