2019 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL | SPECIAL EVENT
From the thunderbolt explosions of the Dies Irae to the hushed prayers of the Libera Me, Verdi’s use of vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, and dramatic contrasts showcases the insight, passion, and drama of one of history’s most superlative opera composers in his musical setting of the venerable funeral mass.
The Requiem’s composition came near the end of Verdi’s long career – after he had written all but his final two operas – and is unlike anything else in his output.
This stirring performance features four of Brisbane’s finest community ensembles under the baton of distinguished conductor, John Curro AM MBE.
SUNDAY 28 JULY, 4PM
QPAC, CONCERT HALL
Conductor: John Curro AM MBE
Natalie Aroyan, soprano
Milijana Nikolic, mezzo-soprano
Diego Torre, tenor
Warwick Fyfe, bass
The Queensland Choir
Brisbane Concert Choir
Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem
Presented by Brisbane Chorale, The Queensland Choir, Brisbane Concert Choir and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra in association with Queensland Music Festival, QPAC and Brisbane City Council.