Classical music

Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Part of Classical Season

Vasily Petrenko takes the helm to conduct Verdi's momentous Requiem in this Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert.

The composer wrote his Requiem after a break from sacred music that lasted 30 years.

Inspired by the deaths of composer Rossini and author Alessandro Manzoni, the work features blazing fanfares, lyrical vocal duets and choral splendour.


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Maija Kovalevska soprano
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
Saimir Pirgu tenor
Alexander Vinogradov bass
The Bach Choir


Verdi: Requiem


Royal Festival Hall
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There is no interval in this performance which ends at approx. 9pm

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