‘Antwerp Symphony Orchestra & Philippe Herreweghe’

27 Apr.'23
- 20:00

When the opera genius Giuseppe Verdi suddenly presented his audience with a requiem, it came to everyone as a great surprise. His monumental Messa da Requiem, therefore, does not simply belong in the traditional line-up of requiem masses. A religious sceptic, Verdi also speaks the language of theatre rather than that of the church in this work. Yet, the result is Verdi pur sang: the Dies Irae and Rex Tremendae are shimmering chunks of energy, the four soloists deliver some intimate passages, and the entire work slowly fades away in a tone of abject despair. Even in his operas, Verdi never traversed such a broad emotional spectrum in so few pages. Philippe Herreweghe allows choir and orchestra to shine in one of the great favourites of the choral repertoire.

Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe
conductor
Collegium Vocale Gent
ensemble
Eleanor Lyons
soprano
Sophie Harmsen
mezzo
Ilker Arcayürek
tenor
Tareq Nazmi
bass
Programme
Giuseppe Verdi

Messa da Requiem

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Rates

Musician ~

5 -

Ambassadeur~

14 - 29 - 40 - 51 -

Ambassadeurs Duo ~

14 - 29 - 40 - 51 -

Classicarte ~

0 -

Standard

18 - 36 - 50 - 64 -

Listening seats

10 -

< 30 year

10 - 18 - 25 - 32 -

BIM/VT Card

10 - 18 - 25 - 32 -

EU Disability card

10 - 18 - 25 - 32 -

Companion wheelchair

1 - 10 - 18 - 25 - 32 -