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Verdi's Messa da Requiem

Author: Dynamic

Parma's Festival “Verdi” dedicates this sharp + touching performance to all the Covid-19 victims. Roberto Abbado conducts the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.

  • Verdi’s Messa da Requiem | Copyright: © Roberto Ricci

    © Roberto Ricci

  • Verdi’s Messa da Requiem | Copyright: © Roberto Ricci

    © Roberto Ricci

  • Verdi’s Messa da Requiem | Copyright: © Roberto Ricci

    © Roberto Ricci

Giuseppi Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem“ arose out of the composer’s admiration for the influential poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, and as a response to the lack of appreciation shown to the writer in the press after the his death in 1873. The extraordinary character of Verdi’s Requiem confronts us with unanswerable questions, from the stormy and terrifying Dies irae, to consolatory and touching lyrical oases in which Verdi communicates liturgical texts in the most profound and expressive ways possible.

Original title Messa da Requiem
Recording location Festival Verdi, Parma - Parco Ducale
Recording date September 18th, 2020
Production year 2021
Duration 90 min.
Video format 4K
Audio format PCM Stereo and 5.1
Production Company Dynamic
Orchestra / Band Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
Choir Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma
Conductor Roberto Abbado
Soloist Eleonora Buratto (soprano)
Soloist Anita Rachvelishvili (mezzo)
Soloist Giorgio Berrugi (tenor)
Soloist Roberto Tagliavini (Bass)

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