Thursday 27th October 2022
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets (including fees) from £15.50 to £46; Under 30s and full-time student discount availableBook Now
Thursday 27 October 2022 - 7.30pm
Verdi - Messa da Requiem (Model Music Curriculum Y5)
Sir Mark Elder
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Atkins, tenor
James Platt, bass
Verdi is totally in Sir Mark’s blood; he’s conducted his music more than any other composer and has loved the Requiem since childhood. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, writer and humanist, whom Verdi admired and hoped to emulate through his music what Manzoni had achieved for Italian literature. The Requiem was initially controversial because of Verdi’s overt operatic approach to a sacred text, as he responded to every nuance of the words; for instance, in the spine-chilling ‘Dies irae,’ the limpid beauty of the ‘Lacrimosa,’ and the thrilling double-fugue of the ‘Sanctus.’ It’s a technically demanding tour de force, but together with the superb Hallé Choir, Sir Mark has assembled a stellar line up of soloists familiar to Hallé audiences, to perform what he describes as ‘this so powerful, deeply felt work.’
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