Four of Brisbane's finest ensembles join forces to perform Verdi's monumental Requiem.
This stirring performance features Brisbane Chorale, The Queensland Choir, Brisbane Concert Choir and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of outstanding Brisbane conductor, Peter Luff.
From the thunderbolt explosions of the Dies Irae to the hushed prayers of the Libera Me, Verdi's use of vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, and dramatic contrasts showcases the insight, passion, and drama of one of history's most superlative opera composers in his musical setting of the venerable funeral mass.
The Requiem's composition came near the end of Verdi's long career – after he had written all but his final two operas – and is unlike anything else in his output.
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem
Conductor Peter Luff
Soloists Natalie Aroyan, soprano; Milijana Nikolic, mezzo-soprano; Diego Torre, tenor; Warwick Fyfe, bass
The Queensland Choir
Brisbane Concert Choir
Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra
Verdi Requiem is presented in association with Queensland Music Festival, QPAC, and Brisbane City Council.
It will be held on Sunday 28 July, 4 pm at
Tickets are now on sale through www.qpac.com.au/event/qmf_verdi_requiem_19. Tickets are priced from $35 and early bookings are advised.
For more information on Verdi Requiem, please see www.qpac.com.au/event/qmf_verdi_requiem_19