BALTIC SEA FESTIVAL 2018
Royal Swedish Opera at the Baltic Sea Festival
For the third year in a row, the Royal Swedish Opera is taking part in the Baltic Sea Festival – this year presenting Giuseppe Verdi’s magnificent Requiem. This renowned and beloved work, is second only to Mozart’s Requiemin terms of how often it is performed. In addition to Royal Swedish Orchestra, also participating are the choirs of the Royal Swedish Opera and the Göteborg Opera, with some of Sweden’s most renowned soloists!
With 28 operas to his name, Verdi is rightfully known as one Italy’s foremost opera composers and Messa da Requiem clearly shows his talent for musical drama. Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan, the Royal Swedish Orchestra, the choirs from both the Royal Swedish Opera and the Göteborg Opera as well as four Swedish star soloists perform this breathtaking piece. The music moves between the almost painfully beautiful, the stupefying and horrifying. In the hands of these skilled musicians, it can stir as well as relieve your innermost feelings.