Chor und Orchester

Verdi Requiem

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

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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.

Program

Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem für Soli, Chor und Orchester

Contributer

Daniel Oren
Conductor
Maria José Siri
Sopran
Varduhi Abrahamya
Mezzosopran
Stefan Pop
Tenor
Michele Pertusi
Bass
MDR-Rundfunkchor
Chor
Josep Vila I Casañas
Einstudierung
Dresdner Philharmonie

Biographies

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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Varduhi Abrahamya

Varduhi Abrahamyan was born in Born in a family of musicians. She starts her professional career at Opéra de Paris, where she appears almost every season in a different repertoire, including the roles of Carmen in the homonymous opera, Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri), Preziosilla (La forza del destino), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Paulina (Pique Dame), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Bersi (Andrea Chénier), Mme. Quickly (Falstaff), Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Lydia Chukovskaya (in the world première of Bruno Mantovani’s Akhmatova), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Maddalena (Rigoletto).

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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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Michele Pertusi

Acclaimed as one of the greatest singers in the present world lyric scene, Michele Pertusi was born in Parma, where he studied piano and singing at the Conservatory “A. Boito”. Then he continued his studies with Arrigo Pola, Carlo Bergonzi and Rodolfo Celletti.

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MDR-Rundfunkchor

The MDR Radio Choir is the largest and most traditional choir of the public broadcaster and is considered one of the most sought-after ensembles of its kind in the world.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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