Riccardo Muti – conductor
Asmik Grigorian – soprano
Anita Rachvelishvili – mezzo soprano
Francesco Meli – tenor
Riccardo Zanellato – bass
Riccardo Muti, former Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia, returns to London to conduct Verdi’s roof-raising Requiem.
Verdi poured all his skill in depicting the extremes of human emotion into his Requiem. There is violence in the ‘Dies Irae’, power and grandeur in the ‘Tuba Mirum’, heralded by eight trumpets. Joyful praise resounds in the ‘Sanctus’, a brilliant double fugue, and the ‘Agnus Dei’ opens with a spine-tingling unaccompanied duet for the soprano and alto soloists.
Only a handful of people have had the privilege of being Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia. Succeeding Otto Klemperer, Muti was at the helm from 1972 to 1982. One of the world’s leading interpreters of Verdi, his much-anticipated return is one of the highlights of the Orchestra’s 75th anniversary year.
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Prices & Discounts
£12 – £58 (premium)
Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)
Please note there is no interval
Please note the choir stalls are not on sale
1 hour 35 minutes
Surtitles will be displayed
Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717