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BBC SSO, Donald Runnicles and four international soloists perform Verdi's powerful Requiem at the conclusion of the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival. Presented by Jamie MacDougall.
Verdi - Requiem (85 mins - no interval)
Erin Wall (Soprano)
Karen Cargill (Mezzo)
Bryan Hymel (Tenor)
Eric Owens (Bass)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (Conductor)
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles, with four stella soloists and chorus, bring Edinburgh Festival's Usher hall series to the end with Verdi's powerful Requiem.
Starting with the failed performance of the 1868 composite "Requiem in Honour of Rossini" - written by the most distinguished Italian composers - Verdi, strengthened by the death in May 1873 of Alessandro Manzoni, decided to write an entire Requiem which is very much at home on the dramatic extremes of the opera stage.