War Requiem/ 78’
On the centenary anniversary of the war that was supposed to end all wars, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem serves as a moving reminder of the terrible cost of conflict and a tribute to those who sacrificed themselves to save others from tyranny.
Lyrics by the World War I poet Wilfred Owen are woven into the time-honoured ritual of the Requiem Mass to create a timeless but altogether modern commentary on the futility of violence.
The massed forces of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Choristers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral under conductor David Brophy promise an unforgettable experience lit up by the contributions of a trio of star Irish soloists.
With ‘a lyric voice of delicious purity’ (Opera Now), soprano Ailish Tynan is joined by ‘the intense lyricism’ (Bachtrack) of tenor Robin Tritschler and the ‘lavish talents’ (Opera) of baritone Gavin Ring to guarantee an unforgettable night in memory of a war that should not be forgotten.
“MY SUBJECT IS WAR, AND THE PITY OF WAR. THE POETRY IS IN THE PITY…
ALL A POET CAN DO TODAY IS WARN.”
National Concert Hall
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