Wednesday and Thursday, September 11th - 12th, 2019 at 8:00 PM
National Arts Centre
Giuseppe Verdi’s universally beloved work has not only found its voice in the magnificent cathedrals and concert halls of the world but was also sung by defiant prisoners in the WWII concentration camp at Terezin. Verdi’s sublime melodies, his rhythmic drive, and his dramatic contrasts express the intense emotions engendered by human dread of consuming hellfire, and hope of an eternal paradise.
“... The Dies Irae would have raised the hackles on a dead man. This concert delivered on the fireworks.” (Ottawa Citizen, 2015)
FELICIA MOORE, soprano
OTTAWA CHORAL SOCIETY
A presentation of the National Arts Centre Orchestra