The Hallé & Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus

Saturday, 02 May 2020



Saturday, 02 May 2020



The Hallé: Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

Gianluca Marcianó conductor
Claire Rutter soprano
Madeleine Shaw mezzo–soprano
Sam Furness tenor
David Shipley bass

VERDI Requiem 84’

Gianluca Marcianó, the Hallé and the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus are joined by a fine cast of soloists for Verdi’s remarkable Requiem. A response to the death of the great author Alessandro Manzoni – a figure Verdi revered – it is the most theatrical, agnostic and indeed popular work of its kind ever written. From the hushed beginning of its opening ‘Requiem’, to the tumultuous, apocalyptic vision of the ‘Dies Irae’ and the turbulent uncertainty of the ‘Libera Me’, Verdi brings his supreme skills as a dramatist to bear on the traditional liturgy to quite stunning effect. A Requiem not for the dead but for the living.

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