Calendar

June

MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
01 02
Kölner Philharmonie / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Messa da Requiem
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:25 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
03
Kölner Philharmonie / 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Messa da Requiem
04
Kölner Philharmonie / 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Messa da Requiem
05 06 07 08 09
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES
10
StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Soiree mit öffentlicher Probe
11
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES
12 13 14 15 16
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
INES
17 18 19 20
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES
21 22
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
INES
23
24 25 26
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
INES
27 28
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
INES
29 30
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
INES

Giuseppe Verdi

Messa da Requiem

Tue /
jun 24
Kölner Philharmonie / 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. / Vorstellung

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SYNOPSIS

Giuseppe Verdi's artistic field of activity was almost exclusively opera. Only a few of his works leave the operatic stage, such as the Requiem, which is one of his most impressive compositions. The requiem mass was composed in 1874, a few years after ‘Aida’, as a requiem for the poet Alessandro Manzoni, whom Verdi greatly admired. The mass soon detached itself from Manzoni's name, just as the performance detached itself from the sacred setting. Significantly, the second performance of the Requiem took place at La Scala in Milan, where Verdi celebrated so many successes with his operas. The Requiem with its large choir and four vocal soloists thus joins the impressive series of Verdi operas and unfolds a theatre of affects and emotions that is in no way inferior to the stage works. On the contrary: the Requiem rises above Verdi's immense operatic oeuvre and reveals a drama in the ‘Dies irae’ that is incomparable to anything else in Verdi's oeuvre. One of the first German performances of Verdi's Requiem took place in Cologne in December 1875. A co-production of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Cologne Opera.

CAST AND CREATIVES

Musikalische Leitung Michele Mariotti /