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ballet Verdi's Messa da Requiem by Christian Spuck Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzo-soprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass) — Zurich Ballet

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzo-soprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass) — Zurich Ballet

Verdi's Messa da Requiem by Christian Spuck Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzo-soprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass) — Zurich Ballet

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Bringing an oratorio to the opera or ballet stage is a daunting task, calling for an assured vision and a deep musical understanding—but it can be done, as the widely lauded productions of Bach’s Passions by Peter Sellars and Simon Rattle demonstrated not long ago. Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, the most “operatic” of masses and perhaps the composer’s crowning achievement, leapt to the stage for the first time in this extraordinary setting out of Zurich, meeting with universal acclaim from audiences and critics—with Bachtrack describing it as “a true pioneer, one highly deserving of the thunderous applause and standing ovation it received.” 

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Cast

  • Christian Spuck | Choreographer
  • Krassimira Stoyanova | Soprano
  • Veronica Simeoni | Mezzo-soprano
  • Francesco Meli | Tenor
  • Georg Zeppenfeld | Bass
  • Zurich Ballet
  • Zurich Opera Chorus
  • Zurich Opera Supplementary Chorus
  • Philharmonia Zürich
  • Fabio Luisi | Conductor

Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Messa da Requiem
    • I. Kyrie
    • II. Dies irae
    • III. Offertorio
    • IV. Sanctus
    • V. Agnus dei
    • VI. Lux aeterna
    • VII. Libera me

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: Zürich Opera House (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2017
  • Recording date: 2016
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, JA
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