The Verdi Requiem

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Marina Poplavskaya - Soprano

Christine Rice - Mezzo-soprano

Rolando Villazón - Tenor

Mikhail Petrenko - Bass

The Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus

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Verdi - Requiem

Friday, October 19, 2012

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

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A monumental work for a monumental occasion--the inaugural concerts of The Philadelphia Orchestra's eighth music director. Continuing his exploration of the great requiems, Yannick has assembled an international cast of spectacular vocalists for the profound drama and operatic style of Verdi's revered Requiem. The thundering of the famous "Dies irae," the brass choirs throughout the hall, and the multitude of voices raised to the heavens combine to create a powerful musical experience that will kickoff this remarkable season.

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David Fox Lecturer in Theater Arts and English, University of Pennsylvania

Pre-Concert Conversations

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, Verizon Hall

Post-Concert Conversations