Bass Vocals-- Jewgenij Nesterenko
Soprano Vocals-- Renata Scotto
Tenor Vocals-- Veriano Luchetti
Mezzo-soprano Vocals-- Agnes Baltsa
Chorus-- Ambrosian Chorus , Chorus Master: John McCarthy
Orchestra-- Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor-- Riccardo Muti
Messa Da Requiem
I. Requiem Und Kyrie
2. Dies irae
Dies irae (chorus)
Tuba mirum (chorus, bass)
Mors stupebit (bass)
Liber scriptus (mezzo-soprano, chorus)
Quid sum miser (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor)
Rex tremendae (soloists, chorus)
Recordare (soprano, mezzo-soprano)
Confutatis (bass, chorus)
Lacrimosa (soloists, chorus)
Domine Jesu Christe (soloists)
4. Sanctus (double chorus)
5. Agnus Dei (soprano, mezzo-soprano, chorus)
6. Lux aeterna (mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass)
7. Libera me (soprano, chorus)
Verdi is one of the major opera composers ever. In brilliant masterpieces as La Traviata and Aida you experience Verdi's sense of drama that was unbelievable. One time he used his dramatic talents to a big church work. It occurs in his Requiem, one of the most powerful pieces of vocal music ever written.
There was not much of Verdi's first 60 years of life indicating that he could find to put music to a Requiem, which is the Catholic death chant. Verdi was the theater's man, and certainly no pious Catholic.
Yet he had at a mature age creep to the cross as his idol, the writer Manzoni died. "I am deeply struck by the great man's death, and will come with a proposal for how to honor his memory," he wrote to his publisher.
It was Verdi's Requiem, a work that combines the Christian worldview with an insight into life's emotions, which is only a theatrical genius could express it.