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Verdi’s Requiem

20 May 2023

In the Concert Hall | Sydney Philharmonia Choirs | Classical Music

Verdi’s Requiem may be a mass for the dead – but its emotional impact and the sheer drama of the music is equal to a night at the opera. If you love his operas (RigolettoLa Traviata, Aida…) experience the theatrical genius of his Requiem. 

Verdi’s Requiem

Ten minutes into Verdi’s Requiem, the “Dies irae” (Day of Wrath) thunders through the hall, carrying all who hear it on a wave of terror as Verdi dials the drama up to 11. At the other extreme is the anguish of the weeping “Lacrymosa” and the gleaming serenity of the “Lux aeterna” (Light Eternal). Verdi has given us a musical expression of grief that’s both deeply intimate and supremely spectacular and that combination is what makes his Requiem one of the best-loved choral works in the repertoire.

Join us to experience the genius of his Requiem with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' biggest choir, the Festival Chorus, stars of the Australian opera stage and the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra in full force.




Brett Weymark 

Maija Kovalevska 

Mezzo soprano
Deborah Humble 

Diego Torre 

David Greco ​​​​​​​

Festival Chorus
Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra

Presented by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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