Chor und Orchester

Verdi Requiem

Verdi's "Messa da Requiem" - opera in liturgical garb


Sunday | 5/05/2024
6:00 pm Start of Concert

The concert introduction in the event hall of the Central Library (1st floor) begins one hour before the concert.
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € for students
29 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

Verdi's "Messa da Requiem" is more popular than almost any other mass for the dead. Perhaps the reason is precisely that it is not a typical requiem, but also sounds like opera. No wonder, since Verdi was predominantly a specialist for operatic music and had never thought of writing something for liturgical use. It was the death of the Italo-Italian national writer Manzoni, whom he admired, that led him to write a Requiem. He succeeded in writing deeply moving music that has had a permanent place in concert halls since its premiere in 1874.


Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem für Soli, Chor und Orchester


Daniel Oren
Maria José Siri
Stefan Pop
Michele Pertusi
Dresdner Philharmonie


Daniel Oren

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, he studied singing, piano and cello since childhood. At the age of 13 his musical talent was recognised internationally: he was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to sing the solo of Chichester Psalms on live Israeli television (1968).

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Maria José Siri

An acclaimed interpreter of Verdi's and Puccini's most famous heroines with a repertoire ranging from belcanto to verismo, Maria José Siri is considered one of the most important sopranos on the international opera scene today. "Capable of total abandon" with "brilliant high notes" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) combined with a "steely vocality with lyricism and pathos" (The Financial Times)

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Stefan Pop

Operalia Prize winner Stefan Pop is one of the tenors in international demand, especially in the Italian repertoire, from bel canto to Verdi and Puccini.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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