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Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Luisi, Philharmonia Zurich

Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20392  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Francesco MeliKrassimira StoyanovaVeronica SimeoniGeorg Zeppenfeld
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House ChorusPhilharmonia Zurich
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With the "Messa da Requiem“, Christian Spuck brought one of Verdi’s key works to the stage. In a large-scale co-production by the Ballett and Oper Zurich, the German choreographer and director ventured to portray an unusual interpretation of Verdi’s funeral mass in his scenic choreographic production. 36 dancers, the choir and supplementary choir of the Opernhaus Zurich as well as four highly acclaimed soloists joined together under the direction of Fabio Luisi for 13 wide ranging scenes dedicated to one of the most fundamental themes of humanity. Christian Spuck does not seek a mere religious interpretation of the liturgical text. Instead, he is interested in focusing on people who, in their vulnerability and helplessness, are in the Read more search for comfort. In poetic tableaux he deals with basic human emotions and focuses on the feelings of fear, rage, pain, sadness and the search for redemption. Read less

Works on This Recording

Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Francesco Meli (Tenor), Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano), Veronica Simeoni (Mezzo Soprano),
Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Chorus,  Philharmonia Zurich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 

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