Saturday 6 Jul 2019

Verdi Requiem

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£10 - £30 Book Now

Verdi’s monumental Requiem began as a memorial to another master of Italian opera  Rossini; however the death of the great poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni in 1873 greatly affected Verdi and he decided to compose a requiem in Manzoni’s honour. Including the movement originally intended for Rossini, Verdi’s Requiem became one of the greatest ever choral works.

Verdi drew on all his theatrical experience to create a piece once described as “opera in church vestments”. From the hushed opening to the dramatic bass drum blows and blazing trumpets of the Dies Irae, this promises to be a thrilling concert featuring the Cambridge Philharmonic and Saffron Walden Choral Society.

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Presented by the Cambridge Philharmonic with Saffron Walden Choral Society

There are no upcoming performances.
Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Saffron Walden Choral Society
Timothy Redmond conductor
Anush Hovhannisyan soprano
Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano
Peter Auty tenor
Martin Snell bass

Verdi Requiem