Opera Australia’s Sydney winter concert series continues with one of the world’s most powerful choral works, Verdi’s Requiem, conducted by Renato Palumbo with Italian soprano Serena Farnocchia, mezzo-soprano Milijana Nikolic, tenor Diego Torre, Italian bass Roberto Scandiuzzi, the Opera Australia Chorus and the Opera Australia Orchestra.
Full of the passion and drama of opera, Verdi’s Requiem is a setting of the Catholic Requiem mass, rarely performed in a sacred context even though Verdi wrote it in memory of the Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni and it premiered at the San Marco church in Milan in 1874, commemorating the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death.
The performers: conductor Renato Palumbo/ Serena Farnocchia, soprano/ Milijana Nikolic, mezzo-soprano/ Diego Torre, tenor/ Roberto Scandiuzzi, bass/ Opera Australia Chorus/ Opera Australia Orchestra
Tickets from $65 (fees may apply)/ Group and concession prices available for most performances/ student rush available for most performances: $50 (fees may apply)
Bookings: Opera Australia Box Office (02) 9318 8200 www.opera.org.au