Teatro Regio Torino

Noseda conducts Verdi, Shostakovich
and Prokofiev

Music | Italy

"Teatro Regio Torino's performance rocks the house." New York Classical Review

Monumental choral masterpieces

INTRODUCTION

Verdi's Requiem stands as the most thrilling and expressive of all such choral works of remembrance. Speaking of heaven and hell, darkness, light and terrors of Judgement Day, its monumental seven movements glow with the composer's incomparable dramatic gifts. This is music as much theatrical as devotional.

In their second concert, Teatro Regio's orchestra and chorus illuminate two Russian masterpieces. Shostakovich's powerful Ninth Symphony is paired with Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky Cantata, originally a film score for Eisenstein's 1938 patriotic epic of the same name reworked as a cantata by the composer one year later. The soloist is Italian "powerhouse mezzo soprano" (The New York Times) Daniela Barcellona.

Named Musical America's 2015 "Conductor of the Year", Gianandrea Noseda was appointed Teatro Regio Music Director in 2007, taking the company outside Italy for the first time and propelling it onto the global stage. In 2014 Teatro Regio made a triumphant Edinburgh Festival debut, and its first visit to the US in that same year was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the highlights of recent years" and one of the "Top Ten Performances of 2014" by Chicago Classical Review.

PROGRAMME

Mar 3
Verdi
Messa da Requiem
   Soloists:
   Erika Grimaldi (soprano), Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano),
   Giorgio Berrugi (tenor), Michele Pertusi (bass)


Mar 4
Shostakovich
Symphony No 9 in E-flat, Op 70

Prokofiev
Alexander Nevsky (cantata for mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra), Op 78
   Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano) 


Music Director
Gianandrea Noseda

With Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio Torino


FESTIVAL PLUS

Cultural Walk
Music & Church Tour - Route 4: Yim Tin Tsai
13 Feb 2016

Talk
Verdi's Requiem: A Masterpiece
3 Mar 2016

Talk
Teatro Regio Torino: History and Architecture
27 Feb 2016

PLUS Films
Faust
24 Apr, 15 May 2016