Messa da Requiem

by Giuseppe Verdi

In Latin with German surtitles

For adults and young people from age 12

Dates and tickets

Fr, 21.06.2024 | 19:30 h
24,50 € – 69,50 € | red. from 6,00 €
Opernhaus |  
last performance in this season |  
24,50 € – 69,50 € | red. from 6,00 €
Musikalische Leitung James Hendry

Sopran Barno Ismatullaeva Alt Monika Walerowicz Tenor José Simerilla Romero Bass Shavleg Armasi Nullum Nomen Heinrich Horwitz

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover, Extrachor der Staatsoper Hannover, Statisterie der Staatsoper Hannover, Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover

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„While I am here, I cannot die.“
Director Elisabeth Stöppler returns to Hanover and, following Trionfo. Vier letzte Nächte, featuring music by Georg Friedrich Händel, and Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele, she once more explores moments of transition: between this side and beyond, rage and desperation, solace and love. Within the space of the theatre, during the time of the performance shared by audience and participants, the great issues will be carefully considered … and turned into questions. Because the mystery of life knows more questions than answers …

Messa da Requiem is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful Requiem Mass, written by the Italian composer during the 1870s, at the height of his career as an opera composer. It is characterised by a floating reflectiveness: The choir’s singing hangs over the orchestral sounds like wafts of mist; four soloists raise their voices in lament and prayer. Again and again, the quiet is interrupted by the desperation of the Last Judgement like blows of a hammer.

This scenic adaptation of the Requiem, conducted by James Hendry, expands the realm of thought to the barely tangible edges of human existence: What emerges is a place for remembrance in celebration of life.

Musikalische Leitung James Hendry
Inszenierung Elisabeth Stöppler
Bühne Katja Haß
Kostüme Gesine Völlm
Dramaturgie Daniel Menne

Nullum Nomen Heinrich Horwitz

Extrachor der Staatsoper Hannover,
Statisterie der Staatsoper Hannover,