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Prom 74: Verdi - Requiem

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Marin Alsop conducts the BBC Proms Youth Choir and the Orchetra of the Age of Enlightenment in a performance of Verdi's Requiem.

Live at BBC Proms: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and BBC Proms Youth Choir with conductor Marin Alsop in Verdi's Requiem

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Verdi: Requiem

Tamara Wilson (soprano)
Alisa Kolosova (mezzo-soprano)
Dimitri Pittas (tenor)
Morris Robinson (bass)
BBC Proms Youth Choir
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marin Alsop (conductor)

Verdi's shattering Requiem - which began life as a memorial to Rossini - was so forthright in its expression of grief, faith and judgement that many thought it too dramatic for performance in church.

In the penultimate Prom of 2016, Marin Alsop leads the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the fresh voices of the BBC Proms Youth Choir through all the passion, turbulence and reflection of Verdi's sacred masterpiece.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Choir: BBC Proms Youth Choir. Performer: Tamara Wilson. Performer: Alisa Kolosova. Performer: Michael Fabiano. Performer: Morris Robinson.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714

    Choir: Arnold Schönberg Chor. Ensemble: Members of the Wiener Concert-Verein. Conductor: Erwin Ortner.
    • Warner Classics.

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