Every year, the requiem, which, when played appropriately, could cross the boundaries of a church concert, is a moving, beautiful and standard part of the "liturgy" of the Opera.
Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Requiem rises to heaven and descends to hell - here on the earth - using a multitude of operatic tools and dramaturgical turns.
In the new season, our company undertakes this task again, which is enormous both for choir and orchestra. While Andrea Rost will debut as a soprano at the concert of the Budapest Philarmonic Orchestra on the previous day (see page 170.), this staged production of the Opera will feature Eszter Sümegi singing one of the most beautiful and, at the same time, most difficult sopran oratorio parts.
Featuring: Eszter Sümegi, Erika Gál, Gaston Rivero, András Palerdi soloist
Chorus of the Hungarian State Opera
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus master: Máté Szabó Sipos
Conductor: János Kovács