Opéra de Monte-Carlo to revive Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem

After Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Verdi’s Requiem, it is the turn of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem to take centre stage at a special one-night-only choral concert orchestrated by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.  

On 29th January, a choral concert “designed to enhance the repertoire of the Opéra’s choir and reveal to the public the full scope of its abilities” will take place at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The highlight of the night is to be a performance of Johannes Brahms’ 1869 breakthrough masterpiece, Ein Deutsches Requiem. 

Created after experiencing two great losses, that of his mother and of his mentor, Robert Schumann, Brahms’ touching tribute was the composer’s first venture into the symphonic realm and is recognised today as his “passport to glory”.  

The piece is considered a blend of Baroque funeral cantata and Romantic oratorio, the genre that the composer, himself a virtuoso pianist, is most often associated with.  

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For the one-off rendition in Monaco, the Musiciens du Prince will join the Chœur de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo, soprano Regula Mühlemann and baritone Simon Keenlyside. Gianluca Capuano will conduct alongside choirmaster Stefano Visconti. 

The show will begin at 8pm and tickets are already selling fast. To reserve your seat or for more information about the concert, click here

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Photo credit: Marco Borrelli / Opéra de Monte-Carlo