Escape into drama and epic emotions

Verdi Requiem (c.85mins)

Miah Persson soprano
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Leonardo Capalbo tenor
William Thomas Bass

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor  

Judgement Day: drums roar, trumpets blast, and hundreds of voices cry to heaven. Arguably no composer had a deeper understanding of the human heart, or a more potent sense of drama, than Giuseppe Verdi. Blazing with emotion and conceived on the grandest possible scale, Verdi’s Requiem has been described as the greatest opera he never wrote. It’s raw sonic theatre, and 150 years after its first performance, our Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth has assembled the full Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the BBC SSO and a stellar team of solo singers – all ready to storm the ramparts of
death itself.