Mariinsky, Gergiev - Verdi Requiem
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).