2022 Season

Thursday 7 July, 7:30pm
Auckland Town Hall



Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi

Soprano: Erika Grimaldi
Mezzo-soprano: Olesya Petrova
Tenor: Gustavo Porta
Bass: Petri Lindroos


New Zealand Opera Chorus
Members of Voices New Zealand
The Graduate Choir NZ
Chorus Director: Karen Grylls

Bayley’s Great Classics – Verdi Requiem

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

‘Opera in ecclesiastical dress’, sniffed one of Verdi’s contemporaries, completely missing the point. A better assessment from a Verdi biographer: the Requiem is ‘his genius at its most concentrated’. Liberated from the need for plot and characters Verdi poured everything he knew about music into the Requiem.

The result is a supremely beautiful work with moments of both awe-inspiring operatic grandeur and intimate, hushed reflection.


Viva Verdi

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