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Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem

September 2017

SCHUSTER CENTER DIRECTIONS

   8:00 pm Saturday, September 16, 2017  
   3:00 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017  

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P $94  |  A $89  |  B $68  |  $38  |  D $28   

A DPAA SIGNATURE EVENT

VERDI Requiem

DANIELLE PASTIN soprano WEBSITE
AUDREY BABCOCK mezzo-soprano WEBSITE
JOHN PICKLE tenor WEBSITE
NATHAN STARK bass WEBSITE

DAYTON OPERA THOMAS BANKSTON artistic director, event producing director WEBSITE
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director, conductor WEBSITE
DAYTON OPERA CHORUS JEFFREY POWELL chorus master WEBSITE
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CHORUS HANK DAHLMAN director WEBSITE
DAYTON BALLET KAREN RUSSO BURKE artistic director, choreographer WEBSITE

IN LATIN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

The 2017–2018 season of The Great Ones opens with a thunderous roar when all the forces of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance combine for Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem! Verdi’s Messa da Requiem is the most theatrical requiem ever composed—a powerful musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass for four soloists, double choir and orchestra.

In this innovative dramatic realization, you’ll see four soloists, double chorus, orchestra, and dancers heighten the meaning and emotional impact of Verdi’s compelling masterpiece. Lighting and graphic projections will convey and intensify the composer’s theatrical elements as well.

Few works offer such lavish riches as Verdi's Requiem: the drama of opera and the splendor of passionate symphonic writing and stellar, virtuosic solos. There are too many sublime moments to list them all, but no one will forget the hair-raising "Dies Irae," whose fearsome bass drum blows and full-throated choral singing vividly depict the sheer terror of what lies ahead on Judgment Day. There’s a "Lacrymosa" that seems to weep, an uplifting "Lux Aeterna," scored for three angelic flutes, and an agitated "Libera Me," whose text reads, "Save me, Lord, from eternal death." It brings the terrifying return of the "Dies Irae," which recurs throughout the work.

Come celebrate the opening of The Great Ones Season with the most magnificent Italian choral work of the 19th century!

Artistic underwriting provided by  

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   Masterworks Series sponsored by Premier Health 
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DP&L Foundation DPAA Innovation Partner—Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts 
One Call Now DPAA Communications Partner  
Bob Ross Auto Group Official Automobile Dealership of the Dayton Philharmonic 
Marriott University of Dayton Official Hotel of the Dayton Philharmonic 
Coco's Bistro Official Cast Party Host of the Dayton Opera 
The Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation – Orchestra Music Provider 
Opera Guild of Dayton Surtitles Provider 

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