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Verdi Requiem
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February
Friday
10
07:30 PM
February
Sunday
12
02:00 PM
February
Wednesday
15
07:30 PM
February
Friday
17
07:30 PM
February
Saturday
18
07:30 PM
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Language

Sung in Latin with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

1 hour, 30 minutes
No intermission

Subject

“An opera in Disguise” – NPR

 

Too grief-stricken to attend the funeral of Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Giuseppe Verdi composed a memorial in the form of a requiem to honor his memory. Created for four soloists, double choir and orchestra, this masterpiece features vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, and dramatic contrasts to express profound loss, fear and ultimately hope and joy.

 

This presentation will be uniquely distinguished from other versions of Verdi’s Requiem by the full professional forces of HGO including the 180 members of the magnificent Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus.


Cast and Creative Team

Soprano soloist 

Angela Meade 

Alto soloist 

Sasha Cooke 

Tenor soloist 

Alexey Dolgov 

Bass soloist 

Peixin Chen 

Conductor 

Patrick Summers
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair 

 

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair 

CAST

Soprano Soloist
Sasha Cooke
Alto Soloist
Alexey Dolgov
Tenor Soloist
Peixin Chen
Bass Soloist

CREATIVE TEAM

Patrick Summers
Conductor
Richard Bado
Chorus Master
Concertmaster

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist
"The HGO Chorus, under the direction of Richard Bado, never sounded better. What a great idea to give them a deserved spotlight."
-Culture Vulture
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