La Scala

Requiem Mass

In Cinemas 17, 18 & 21 Oct 2020
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano), Elīna Garanča (Mezzo-soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), René Pape (Bass)
Guiseppe Verdi
1h39 no interval.
Sung in Latin, with English subtitles
Captured live from Duomo di Milano, Milan, 4 Sep 2020
Official Event Listing

Requiem (1874)

Special Presentation! Combining religious grandeur with operatic drama and passion, Giuseppe Verdi’s towering choral masterpiece Messa da Requiem is an exhilarating and compelling exploration of grief and devotion, containing writing that is equally exquisite for both chorus and soloists.

This stirring La Scala performance at Milan’s Cathedral, conducted by maestro Riccardo Chailly and featuring four top-flight soloists, was staged to honour the victims of COVID-19, and to offer a profound message of consolation - a return to life through music.

“Tonight, Milan shows its wounds.” - Monsignor Mario Delpini, Archbishop of Milan.

Please note: Due to social distancing measures, seating for all screenings is limited. We urge patrons to book promptly to avoid disappointment.

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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