Angel Blue on Verdi and the spirituality of music

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 16:20

As part of our year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival, Angel Blue performs music by Wagner and Strauss with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

We caught up with the opera soprano ahead of her performance.

Name a work of art that you find spiritually insightful.

Verdi’s Requiem! I really do believe that it captures many different aspects of life and the struggle each person faces between good and evil. I can feel the relationship between God and Verdi; I can feel him pleading with Him for forgiveness and grace.

What does music have to do with the meaning of life?

I suppose we could live without music. However, I like to think that music must be vital because regardless of the genre, music has stood the test of time. It has been essential to mankind’s development emotionally and spiritually.

Angel Blue performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday 28 April.

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