The many fans of Verdi, opera, oratorios, requiems, our MN Orchestra, and the MN Chorale have bought up ALMOST all of the tickets for this Friday and Saturday night’s performances of Verdi’s monumental “Requiem,” but some seats are still available. Directed by Roberto Abbado, an acclaimed opera and orchestra conductor (and a favorite of both MN Orchestra and SPCO audiences), this is a concert not to be missed – get your tickets here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/374/-/verdi-requiem#.VOzCOvnF_l8
Considered by many to be Giuseppe Verdi’s most profound work, this Requiem is one of the most popular pieces ever written for voices and orchestra. In his inimitable and wonderfully helpful style, our friend Scott Chamberlain wrote about this piece, and performing it, and why it must be experienced “live” on his blog last week. He describes this masterpiece as “…a work that explores universal issues of life and death, and the relationship of humankind to God. And it does so through a kaleidoscope of emotions that touches on grief, anger, and terror… but also joy, hope, and fulfillment.” Read the rest of Scott’s post here: https://maskoftheflowerprince.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/verdis-requiem-a-preview/
This concert is approximately 90 minutes long and is performed without intermission. If you’d like to preview the piece, listen to the recording by Bernstein with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus that the Orchestra has provided – it’s free on Spotify and you can find the link towards the bottom of the webpage for this concert: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/374/-/verdi-requiem#.VOzCOvnF_l8
We hope to experience Verdi’s Requiem with you this weekend!