[Verdi’s Requiem] Photo by Matt Dine
Photo by Matt Dine

Verdi’s Requiem

Conducted by Leon Botstein, Music Director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra
Performed with members of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, the Bard College Chamber Singers, and the Bard Festival Chorale.
James Bagwell, choral director
Margaret Tigue, soprano, VAP '20
Chloë Schaaf, mezzo-soprano, VAP '19
Cooper Nolan, tenor
Wei Wu, bass

Requiem was written in memory of the Italian writer, Alessandro Manzoni, who had a great influence on Italian Romanticism. It received its premiere on the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death at the San Marco Church in Milan, conducted by Verdi himself. After its premiere, Requiem was quickly noticed and performed in concert halls around the world, which was generally unusual for religious music.
The concert will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.