Symphony concert #1
Verdi’s famous requiem promises an alluring musical evening in the company of the Royal Danish Orchestra, internationally acclaimed soloists and a chorus with 130 singers brought together for the occasion and with the Royal Danish Opera Chorus in front
Verdi was a true man of the opera, which is dramatically exemplified in his Requiem – one of the most beloved and most performed pieces in the repertoire. Verdi’s Requiem was a huge success with audiences and took European concert halls and churches by storm, even during the composer’s lifetime.
Verdi’s Requiem was written in two phases. The first part was the composer’s contribution to the requiem for his deceased colleague, Rossini. When another idol, the Italian national poet Alessandro Manzoni, died in 1873, the grieving Verdi completed his work, which premiered on 22 May 1874 in the Church of San Marco in Milan to mark the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death.
Hartmut Haenchen conducted Parsifal at the Royal Danish Theatre in 2012 as well as the symphony concert War and Peace in 2014. He is among the world’s heavyweight conductors, and with him at the helm and no fewer than four international guest soloists, audiences can look forward to a memorable musical evening.