Gianandrea Noseda opens the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 season with Verdi’s monumental Requiem at the Barbican, with a first performance on Sunday, 18th September and this second performance at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 20th September.
A cast list of outstanding Italian opera stars has been assembled for the performances in London, which are to be repeated in New York.
Erika Grimaldi (soprano)
Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano)
Francesco Meli (tenor)
Michele Pertusi (baritone)
After the first performance, Brahms said, “Only a genius could write something like this.” Considered by many to be an oratorio verging in opera, it is probably the most frequently performed major choral work composed since the compilation of Mozart’s Requiem.