Verdi Messa da Requiem

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When the revered writer Alessandro Manzoni died in 1873, Verdi was unable to bring himself to attend the funeral. Instead he composed his monumental Messa da Requiem in Manzoni’s memory and conducted its first performance on the first anniversary of the writer’s death. In addition to its profound spirituality, the work also brings together all the finest qualities familiar from Verdi’s operas, qualities that include endless melodic lines and powerful musico-dramatic effects. The present performance was recorded in Los Angeles’s legendary Hollywood Bowl in August 2013 and brought together three superstars from the world of music: the conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the tenor Vittorio Grigolo and the bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, all of them at the top of their form. “It was an important and exceptional evening … That experience involved a radical and wondrous rethinking of the Requiem on Dudamel‘s part.” Los Angeles Times

Additional Info

  • No: 741304
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Artists: Julianna Di Giacomo, Michelle DeYoung, Vittorio Grigolo, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
  • Production year: 2017-06
  • Run time: 01:56:00
  • Format: HDTV 16:9

Disc Infos

  • Subtitles: Latin, G, E, F, Sp, Chi, Ko, Jp
  • Booklet: E,G, F
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 116 minutes
  • Disc Format: BD 50
  • Picture: NTSC 16:9 HD
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1
  • Bonus Material: Behind the scenes + Interviews and rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel (18 mins)
  • Subtitles Bonus: E, G
  • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
  • Price Code: CME 15
  • Item No.: 741304
  • UPC No.: 814337014131
  • Release Date: 2017-06
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