Requiem Mass, in Verdi, at night Real

Verdi

He 1 Y 3 July the Teatro Real offers its ninth night. The Requiem Mass of G. Verdi will be directed by Teodor Currentzis. El cuarteto solista está formado por la soprano Lianna Haroutounian, la mezzosoprano Violeta Urmana, el Tenor Jorge de León y en bajo Ildebrando D´Arcangelo. Y el Coro y la Orquesta Titulares del Teatro Real.
“Y con él se va la más pura, la más sagrada, la mayor de nuestras glorias. He leído muchos periódicos y ninguno habla de él como debiera. Muchas palabras pero pocos sentimientos hondos…”. Así se expresaba Giuseppe Verdi en una carta a su amiga la condesa Maffei, a los pocos días de la muerte de Alessandro Manzoni, el escritor y héroe del Risorgimento con el que el compositor se sentía profundamente identificado, no en vano llevaba siempre entre los libros que le acompañaban, además de la Divina Comedia, the Biblia y on I Promessi Sposi. Giuseppe Verdi took the initiative, as a tribute to whom he considered the greatest poet of his time, and he proposed to the Milan City Council the possibility of writing a Requiem that would be released the year after Manzoni's death, in 1874. The idea had already arisen at the death of Rossini, many years ago. On that occasion he wanted several composers to create a Requiem together, and he wrote the "Libera me", what later, when the project did not crystallize, took advantage, with few variations, for this requiem. by then, Verdi was sixty years old, was immersed in a long musical silence, after giving birth to Aida, and he was dedicated above all to the crops on his estate in Sant'Agata and to philanthropy. But nevertheless, would still produce three masterpieces: the Requiem (1874), Otello (1887) Y, Finally, at eighty years old, Falstaff (1893). Bernard Shaw claimed that the Requiem would be the only thing by Verdi that would go down to posterity. he was wrong, but not in the evaluation of a work that is the distillation of the musical wisdom of the Busseto master. Some even consider it "Verdi's best opera". (Hand program, Teatro Real).