Monday, May 9, 2011
On May 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM the National Philharmonic at Strathmore presents
Verdi's Requiem - Triumph of the Spirit. In 1874, Verdi composed this brilliant, theatrical Requiem as a memorial to his close friend, Alessandro Manzoni, whose novel, I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed), was a powerful force in the unification of Italy. Verdi conceived the Requiem as a patriotic act celebrating the Italian Republic. The music of the Requiem covers the range of human emotions from terror, shame and sadness to hope and exaltation. The performance will feature: Arianna Zukerman, soprano;
Patricia Miller, mezzo soprano; Don Bernardini, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass
and Stan Engebretson, conductor.
Tickets are available online at nationalphilharmonic.org or via telephoen at 301) 581-5100. When you mention promotion code NPVERDI you will receive a 20% discount on tickets! Even better, children 7-17 free.
The Strathmore is located 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852