The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique led by John Eliot Gardiner embarked on a European tour of Giuseppe Verdi’s legendary and powerful Mesaa da Requiem in autumn 2018.
Following two hugely successful performances of the Messa da Requiem in Zurich earlier in 2018, given by John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir with the Tonhalle-Orchester, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique stepped into the frame to illuminate Verdi’s work on period instruments. After travelling to Wroclaw to open the series in celebration of the birth or Poland on 16 September, the tour visited a roster of major European venues including Pisa, Lucerne, Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Luxembourg before concluding in Amsterdam on 7 November. A special London concert took place on 18 September at Westminster Cathedral in support of Cancer Research UK, which was dedicated to MCO’s late Stage Manager Richard Fitzgerald who sadly passed away from lung cancer in 2016. Click here to find out more about this event.
The Monteverdi Choir and ORR were joined by a stellar line-up of soloists; Corinne Winters (Soprano), Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-soprano), Edgaras Montvidas (Tenor) and Gianluca Buratto (Bass).