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 € Young People

About the Concert

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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


Daniel Oren
Maria José Siri
Varduhi Abrahamya
Stefan Pop
Michele Pertusi
Dresdner Philharmonie



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