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Verdi Requiem at Saint-Denis

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Wed 3 Jul, 8.30pm

Basilique de Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France

Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

Soloists:
Rebecca Evans - soprano
Marianna Pizzolato - mezzo-soprano
Charles Castronovo - tenor
Ashley Riches - bass

After a successful European tour last autumn, the Monteverdi Choir, ORR, and John Eliot Gardiner will revisit Verdi’s masterpiece in a performance at the Saint-Denis Festival, which in 2019 celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Monteverdi ensembles will be at full strength for this concert, with over 130 musicians taking to the stage.

In addition to their highly acclaimed performances in 2018 - which included a special concert in support of Cancer Research UK at London’s Westminster Cathedral - John Eliot Gardiner and the ensembles have enjoyed much success performing this monumental work in the past, and recorded the Requiem for the Philips record label in 1995 - the first recording on period instruments, described as a ‘landmark achievement’ by Gramophone.