classical music

Riccardo Muti Conducts Verdi's Requiem

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Riccardo Muti, former Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, returns to London to conduct Verdi's roof-raising Requiem.

Verdi poured all his skill in depicting the extremes of human emotion into his Requiem.

There is violence in the Dies Irae and power and grandeur in the Tuba Mirum, heralded by eight trumpets.

Joyful praise resounds in the Sanctus, a brilliant double fugue, and the Agnus Dei opens with a spine-tingling unaccompanied duet for the soprano and alto soloists.

Only a handful of people have taken up the mantle of Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia.

Succeeding Otto Klemperer, Muti was at the helm from 1972 to 1982. He is one of the world's leading interpreters of Verdi, and his much-anticipated return is one of the highlights of the Orchestra's 75th anniversary year.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Asmik Grigorian soprano
Anita Rachvelishvili mezzo-soprano
Francesco Meli tenor
Riccardo Zanellato bass
Philharmonia Chorus

Repertoire

Verdi: Requiem

Dates & times

10 Dec 2020
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£16 - £72
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount

Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (13 December 2020), Gaspard’s Foxtrot (20 February 2021), Music of Today: Tyshawn Sorey and Music of Today: Víkingur Ólafsson (25 February 2021) and Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (25 June 2021). Not available on Premium seats.

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Event information
Please note that there is no interval in this performance.

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Enjoy 45 minutes of music for small ensemble, chosen and performed by members of the Philharmonia. Admission free