Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Susanne Bernhard – soprano
Karen Cargill – mezzo-soprano
Stanislas de Barbeyrac – tenor
Tareq Nazmi – bass
Philharmonia Chorus


Verdi Requiem Listen

We’re joined by a starry line-up of soloists in Verdi’s roof-raising Requiem.

Verdi poured all his expertise in depicting human emotion into this choral masterpiece. There is violence in the ‘Dies Irae’ movement, and grandeur in the ‘Tuba Mirum’, heralded by eight trumpets. Joyful praise resounds in the ‘Sanctus’, and the ‘Agnus Dei’ opens with a spine-tingling unaccompanied duet for the soprano and mezzo soloists.

Our Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali takes the helm to open the Philharmonia’s season with this landmark of 19th-century music.

This performance was originally advertised with Natalya Romaniw as the soprano soloist. We’re delighted that she is expecting a baby later in the autumn. For reasons relating to her pregnancy, she has reluctantly had to withdraw. We are extremely grateful to Susanne Bernhard for stepping at in short notice. Due to ill-health, Christof Fischesser is also unable to perform. We are extremely grateful to Tareq Nazmi for stepping in at short notice. 

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Jo and Barbara Modiano.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£20 – £75

Multi-buy offer available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; discounted tickets for students via Student Pulse (limited availability)

Running time

1 hr 30 mins, without an interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available here.

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm


Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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