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Verdi: Requiem

The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and two choirs make the Elbphilharmonie tremble with intensity.

Video available until 01 Feb 2020

An entire requiem? For busy opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, this was out of the question: »A temptation that will pass like so many others.« Thus Verdi in 1871, after he had delivered his modest contribution to a requiem mass for the funeral of his colleague Rossini, in which several composers were involved. But it is a well-known fact that the only way to get rid of a temptation is to give in to it. Therefore, two years later, now motivated by the death of the revered poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, he set about composing a full-scale requiem.

Innerview with Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

Rundfunkchor Berlin

NDR Chor

Angela Meade soprano

Daniela Barcellona mezzo-soprano

René Barbera tenor

Riccardo Zanellato bass

conductor Alan Gilbert


Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem

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