Drums thunder, trumpets blast, and a mighty chorus screams out in terror: Verdi’s Requiem isn’t exactly what you expect from religious music! But it’s exactly what you’d expect from the grand master of Italian opera – and Andris Nelsons adores it. Tonight, in these opening concerts, he’s brought together an all-star cast, a super size CBSO, and the magnificent CBSO Chorus. So prepare to be astonished as he turns the emotional volume up to 11 and launches the new season in a blaze of passion.
6.15pm Pre-concert talk: Welcome to the Season
CBSO music director Andris Nelsons talks to chief executive Stephen Maddock.
Watch online Andris Nelsons and double bass section leader John Tattersdill on Verdi’s Requiem.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons conductor
Kristine Opolais soprano
Mihoko Fujimura mezzo
Pavel Cernoch tenor
Jan MartinÃk bass
Verdi Requiem 84’
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