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concert of the 09.06.2021 Cancelled

concert of the 10.06.2021 Cancelled

VERDI’S REQUIEM

Wednesday

09.06.2021

20:00 — Victoria Hall

series O

Thursday

10.06.2021

20:00 — Victoria Hall

series S

Grand Mécène

programme

Myung-Whun Chung
Direction

Zarina Abaeva
Soprano

Ekaterina Semenchuk
Mezzo-soprano

René Barbera
Ténor

Dmitry Belosselskiy
Basse

Coro dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Choeur

Giuseppe Verdi

Messa da Requiem 


the music

The great Korean conductor, Myung-Whun Chung has chosen Verdi's impressive Requiemfor his first appearance at the reins of the OSR. His presence, together with that of the Rome’s famous Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, is the highlight that closes our season. Verdi takes hold of the liturgical text, infusing it with a romantic vision and a weight of extraordinary humanity, using all his knowledge of the voice and the emotion it conveys. The power of the Dies Irae has often been compared to that of Michelangelo's Last Judgement, which Verdi particularly liked. A great production not to be missed



the venues

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 26 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N°9 with choir for the finale of « Ode to Joy»

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 11 June 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva