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Prom 13 - Verdi's Requiem

With Louise Fryer

Verdi's Requiem - his great sacred masterpiece - storms the heavens with a stellar line up of soloists and massed choirs.

The ultimate in dramatic intensity, this extraordinary work speaks of heaven and hell, fire and earth, darkness and light in music that is as much theatrical as devotional. Verdi completed it in 1874, and conducted the premiere himself in Milan.

Three large-scale choirs and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by a Verdi specialist whose recent Cologne recording, which also featured bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, has been much acclaimed. Soloists Marina Poplavskaya and Joseph Calleja both sang alongside Furlanetto in last year's Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera House. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Verdi: Requiem

Marina Poplavskaya (soprano)
Mariana Pentcheva (mezzo-soprano)
Joseph Calleja (tenor)
Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC National Chorus of Wales
London Philharmonic Choir
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 26 Jul 2011 14:00
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