About the Album
Verdi's Requiem, conducted by Valery Gergiev, with Renée Fleming, Olga Borodina, Andrea Bocelli and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as the soloists.
Verdi's Requiem demands a quartet of soloists who could be cast as leads in Aida, along with a virtuoso chorus and orchestra and a conductor who can balance the score's heaven-shaking drama with its spiritual longings. Small surprise, then, that few recordings, including this one, can fulfill all those demands. Renée Fleming's soprano is perhaps the most beautiful such instrument before the public today.Dan Davis
Release Date: March 27, 2001
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