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Mariinsky, Gergiev - Verdi Requiem

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 April 2012

Live from the Barbican in London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra, Chorus and soloists from St.Petersburg soloists in Verdi's Requiem - one of the most popular choral works in the whole repertoire.

Written in memory of the great Italian poet, novelist and national hero Alessandro Manzoni, and first performed in 1874, Verdi's Requiem is his only large-scale work not intended for the stage. Despite this, it is unashamedly theatrical in style with sections of drama contrasted with moments of great tenderness.

Verdi - Requiem

Victoria Yastrebova (soprano)
Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano)
Sergei Semishkur (tenor)
Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
Valery Gergiev (conductor).

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  • Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev

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      Giuseppe Verdi Requiem

      Conductor: Valery GERGIEV Performer: Ildar ABDRAZAKOV - Bass Performer: Olga BORODINA - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Sergey SEMISHKUR - Tenor Performer: Viktoria YASTREBOVA - Soprano Performer: Mariinsky Theatre Chorus Performer: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra


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