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Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Barbara Frittoli, soprano
Daniela Barcellona, mezzosoprano
Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
Giacomo Prestia, bass
Claudio Marino Moretti, Chorus Master
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio
A classic of the symphonic-choral literature, one of the masterpieces of nineteenth-century sacred music opens this edition of the Concerts. Giuseppe Verdi composed the Requiem Mass at the height of his career to honour the memory of Alessandro Manzoni a year after his death, and he conducted the première himself in the church of San Marco in Milano, on 22 May 1874. Tenderness and terror, vastness and expressive power compete to create a score of such beauty that the work can be considered “our Beethoven’s ninth”.
Before the music
Teatro Regio - Monday 13rd October 19.45
Get together with Gianandrea Noseda
Gianandrea Noseda inaugurates the initiative “Before the music”: a get-together with the protagonists of the concerts, a direct line of communication between the stage and the audience which serves as an opportunity to get to know the artists better, chatting freely with them.