1:27:34 Verdi: Messa Da Requiem [FULL LENGTH]

Classical HD Live
7.67K subscribers
Verdi’s awe-inspiring Requiem lends the drama of opera to a deeply personal expression of grief.

Although it follows the shape of a Requiem mass, Verdi never intended this powerful and moving music for church use but as a public memorial to one of Italy’s national heroes, the poet Manzoni. The Requiem is both deeply personal and spectacular in effect.

The famous mass was illustrated by drawings of the renowned comics artist Philippe Druillet, taken from his comics Yragaël and Lone Sloane Delirius 2 or especially created for the occasion with the help of the illustrator Dimitri Avramoglou. It was then recomposed, colorized and animated before the projection onto the façade of the theater for a tremendous show.

Directed by François Goetghebeur
With The Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev
Erika Grimaldi (soprano), Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Calleja (tenor), Vitalij Kowaljow (bass)
And the Orfeón Donostiarra choir
Recorded Saturday 16 July 2016 in Chorégies d’Orange