The Royal Opera House

Verdi: Requiem Blu-ray Disc (La Scala)

This recording features an all-star cast, complete with one of today’s greatest Verdians, Jonas Kaufmann, whose interpretation of the work’s sublime tenor solos captivate the ear. It also connects directly with the great Verdi legacy cultivated by the Orchestra of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, scene of the Requiem’s first concert presentation in May 1874 and of many legendary performances since. Soprano Anja Harteros, mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and the mighty bass René Pape here join forces with Jonas Kaufmann to form a dream team of soloists. The excellence and subtle insights of their work are underpinned by compelling choral singing from the Chorus of La Scala and electrifying playing from Maestro Barenboim’s Milanese orchestral musicians.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Anja Harteros soprano
Elīna Garanča mezzo-soprano
Jonas Kaufmann tenor
René Pape bass

Orchestra e Coro del Tearto alla Scala
Condcutor: Daniel Barenboim 

Picture: 16:9 HD 1080i60
Sound: LPCM 24-bit Stereo/ DTS Master Audio 24-bit Surround
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE
Running Time: 88 mins
Year: 2012