Penned by a grief-stricken Verdi to memorialize poet Alessandro Manzoni, the Requiem transforms fear, piety, supplication, and hope into an earth-shattering operatic work. Presiding over this astounding masterwork is Gianandrea Noseda, a conductor soaring to great heights on the wings of his luminous interpretations of large-scale symphonic works, and known for “forcing audiences to question their musical beliefs” (Guardian, U.K.).
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Erika Grimaldi, soprano
Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano
Francesco Meli, tenor
Vitalij Kowaljow, bass
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, chorus director
Sung in Latin with English supertitles
Pre-concert lecture by Andrew Shenton at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters.
Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.
This performance is also part of Great Performers.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm David Geffen Hall