DVD + Blu-Ray:
Verdi’s Requiem at Opernhaus Zürich

Author: Accentus Music GmbH

The scenic ballet and opera production, choreographed by Christian Spuck, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Accentus Music in September 2017.

  • Verdi: Messa da Requiem | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Verdi: Messa da Requiem © Accentus Music

  • Verdi: Messa da Requiem | Copyright: © Gregory Batardon, Opernhaus Zürich

    Verdi: Messa da Requiem © Gregory Batardon, Opernhaus Zürich

  • Verdi: Messa da Requiem | Copyright: © Gregory Batardon, Opernhaus Zürich

    Verdi: Messa da Requiem © Gregory Batardon, Opernhaus Zürich

With the „Messa da Requiem“, Christian Spuck brought one of Verdi’s key works to the stage. In a large-scale co-production by the Ballett and Oper Zürich, the German choreographer and director ventured to portray an unusual interpretation of Verdi’s funeral mass in his scenic-choreographic production.

36 dancers, the choir and supplementary choir of the Opernhaus Zürich as well as four highly acclaimed soloists joined together under the direction of Fabio Luisi for 13 wide-ranging scenes dedicated to one of the most fundamental themes of humanity. Christian Spuck does not seek a mere religious interpretation of the liturgical text. Instead, he is interested in focusing on people who, in their vulnerability and helplessness, are in the search for comfort. In poetic tableaux he deals with basic human emotions and focuses on the feelings of fear, rage, pain, sadness and the search for redemption.

Recorded at the Opernhaus Zürich, December 2016

Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Christian Spuck, choreographer and stage director

Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano
Veronica Simeoni, mezzo-soprano
Francesco Meli, tenor
Georg Zeppenfeld, bass

Ballett Zürich
Philharmonia Zürich
Chor und Zusatzchor der Oper Zürich

The DVD and Blu-ray Include the documentary „Stepping into the unknown - Christian Spuck‘s
production of Verdi‘s Requiem“by Jürg Gautschi

ACC20392 (DVD)
ACC10392 (Blu-ray)
EAN: 42 6023483 146 7 (DVD), 42 6023483 147 4 (Blu-ray)

Available worldwide in September 2017

Recording location Opernhaus Zürich
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Original title of music work Messa da Requiem
Orchestra / Band Philharmonia Zürich
Conductor Fabio Luisi
Choreography by Christian Spuck



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