Choirs of the Gymnasien Liestal and Muttenz
Christine Boog, Lucia Germann, Christoph Huldi, Jürg Siegrist, Olivia Zaugg and Michael Zumbrunn, direction and accompaniment
Susanne Bernhard, soprano
Stefanie Irányi, alto
Sung Min Song, tenor
Tilmann Rönnebeck, bass-baritone
Leonardo Sini, conductor
Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901):
Messa da Requiem (1874)
Fear, sadness, despair, hope - Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem is a veritable firework of human emotions and is therefore often referred to as his 'best opera'. In fact, Verdi's Mass for the Dead is one of the most beautiful and popular choral works today. He wrote it in 1874 for the late Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni. The last movement, however, the Libera me, had already been written five years earlier for the death of Gioacchino Rossini.
Under the direction of Leonardo Sini, 160 students from Muttenz and Liestal and the Sinfonieorchester Basel will take up the challenge of bringing this work full of contrasts to the big concert stage.