Milan Duomo, Verdi’s Requiem for victims of the pandemic
The Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala return to the Cathedral 4 September at 8.30pm
Friday 4 September 2020
Messa da Requiem
for soloists, choir and orchestra
Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro alla Scala
Director Riccardo Chailly
Choir Master Bruno Casoni
Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano
Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano
Franceso Meli, tenor
René Pape, bass
SEATING IN MILAN DUOMO
Limited availability of places in compliance with the health regulations in force
Access to the event is free of charge. Reservation is required through this webpage while places last
LIVE ON RADIO AND TV
The concert will be broadcast live on television by RaiCultura on Rai5 and by Arté,
live on air on Radio3
LIVE IN 4 CHURCHES, FROM CODOGNO TO MILAN
The evening of 4 September will be shown on large screens in the following places of worship
Parish of San Biagio e della Beata Vergine Immacolata di Codogno, Piazza Cairoli 1/a (Piazza del Mercato)
Parish of San Michele Arcangelo e Santa Rita, piazzale Gabriele Rosa / via dei Cinquecento
Sanctuary of Santa Rita, Via Santa Rita da Cascia, 22
Parish of Sant’Agnese, Via Arsia, 3
For access procedures, refer to the individual parishes
On Friday, 4 September, Maestro Riccardo Chailly will direct Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Milan Duomo, with the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, the Choir prepared by Bruno Casoni and the soloists Krassimira Stoyanova, Elīna Garanča, Francesco Meli and René Pape for an evening dedicated to the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic: a moment of spiritual gathering that will also be replicated in the following days in Bergamo and Brescia, uniting Milan with two of the cities most affected in Lombardy in sharing the suffering of these last months.
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, is expected to attend alongside the Archbishop of Milan, monsignor Mario Delpini, and the mayor and President of the Teatro alla Scala Foundation, Giuseppe Sala. The evening arises from the now consolidated collaboration between the Teatro alla Scala, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo and the Municipality of Milan and which will see the first full reuniting of the Scala musicians since 22 February. Representatives of the areas who contributed most to guaranteeing essential services during the months of lockdown will be present in the Cathedral, from healthcare workers (to whom the Scala will dedicate its reopening evening of its historical hall on 12 September with Beethoven’s Ninth directed by Riccardo Chailly) to volunteers, and workers in the food, transport and security sectors.
Of the approximate 600 places available based on distancing measures, over 400 will be made available to the public with mandatory booking from this page from 3pm on Tuesday 1 September, while places last.
The evening will be broadcast live on television by RaiCultura on Rai5 (programme starts at 8.15pm) and Arté, as well as live on air on Radio3.
In addition to the television and radio broadcasts, large screens will also be set up in the central Parish of San Biagio e della Beata Vergine Immcaolata in Codogno, the city symbolic of the pandemic and declared the first red zone in Italy, and in three churches located in less central areas in Milan as a testimony to the desire to include all the districts in the commemoration: the Parish of San Michele Arcangelo e Santa Rita al Corvetto, the Sanctuary of Santa Rita alla Barona and the Parish of Sant’Agnese in the Vialba quarter.
For further information on the concert in Duomo:
Duomo Info Point