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Sun 18 Sep 2016 7.00pm - 8.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

Verdi Requiem
2016/17 SEASON OPENING CONCERT
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VERDI Requiem

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Erika Grimaldi soprano
Daniela Barcellona mezzo-soprano
Francesco Meli tenor
Michele Pertusi baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda has gathered together an outstanding cast of Italian opera stars for his Verdi Requiem performances in London and New York, launching the LSO’s 2016/17 season in dramatic style.

Best-known as an opera composer, the Requiem shows Verdi’s mastery of choral writing at his most concentrated. Particularly impressive is the subtle word painting. The ‘Dies irae’ is a wild storm bursting forth after the tranquil ending of the Kyrie. In ‘Mors stupebit’ the bass soloist seems to be staring into a bottomless abyss. After the first performance Brahms said: ‘Only a genius could write something like this.’

Watch on YouTube
The concert was streamed live on YouTube on Sunday 18 September. This YouTube playlist will play all seven movements in order automatically. At the start you will find a 10 minute look behind the scenes backstage with presenter Rachel Leach.

SOLD OUT

> Watch live on YouTube
> Tickets still available for Tue 20 Sep

Tickets: £10 £18 £24 £30 £42

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Reignwood

Generously supported by Reignwood

LSO Sing is supported by the John S Cohen Foundation and Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement

 

Also in this series:

Sat 17 Sep 2016 11am–4.30pm:
Singing Day: Verdi Requiem

Tue 20 Sep 2016:
Verdi Requiem

Thu 22 Sep 2016:
Shostakovich Symphony No 5

Thu 6 Apr 2017:
Mahler Symphony No 7