On the title page of War Requiem Britten quotes the poet Wilfred Owen: 'My subject is War, and the pity of War.'The ambivalence of the work, with its hieratic grandeur and bitter protests, pays eloquent tribute to the four of Britten's friends who, like Owen, were killed during the First World War, but its emotional power reaches across all boarders, embodied by this array of internationally renowned soloists and ensembles.
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Coro e Voci Bianche dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Roma)
Chorus master:Ciro Visco
Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Roma)
Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano