Verdi’s Requiem in Adelaide

By Tiziano T. Dossena–


requiem1Verdi Requiem has been presented by State Opera of South Australia 26 and 28 August 2015

Verdi’s mighty Requiem stands as one of the greatest choral masterpieces in the repertoire – part oratorio, part opera, and dramatic from beginning to end. It’s a one-hundred minute journey through some of the most exciting and sublime music Verdi ever wrote. From the soaring Sanctus to the pounding opening of the Dies Irae, with the massive bass drum heralding the explosive entry of the chorus, this is music of gut-wrenching force.

With the fabulous State Opera Chorus in its element, and the wonderful Adelaide Symphony Orchestra bringing Verdi’s superb orchestral writing to life, this has been a stunning inclusion in State Opera SA’s 2015 season, to be performed during the season of Gounod’sFaust. Once heard, never forgotten.

CONDUCTOR Timothy Sexton
SOPRANO Teresa La Rocca
ALTO Elizabeth Campbell
TENOR Diego Torre
BASS Douglas McNicol


Sung in Latin