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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Verdi’s Requiem

October 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$80 – $151

The MSO is joined by four masterful soloists and the 120-strong MSO Chorus to bring a truly momentous work to life: Verdi’s Requiem.

Verdi felt compelled to start a Requiem after the passing of fellow composer and cultural icon Gioachino Rossini. After a five-year delay, Verdi returned to the project after the death of revered Italian author Alessandro Manzoni. A fervent admirer of Manzoni and his works, Verdi dedicated his Requiem to the writer’s memory.

As you would expect from one of the greatest operatic composers of all time, the Requiem packs a dramatic punch, moving from thundering crescendos to moments of pious contemplation. Verdi wrote the piece with a concert hall setting in mind, rather than the strictly observant surrounds of a church.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín – Conductor
Maija Kovalevska – Soprano
Catherine Carby – Alto
Kang Wang – Tenor
Jonathan Lemalu – Bass
MSO Chorus
Warren Trevelyan-Jones – Chorus Master
Performance dates & times
Thursday 27 Oct 7:30 PM

Running Time1 hour 30 minutes


October 27, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$80 – $151
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Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Melbourne, Australia + Google Map
1300 182 183