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Esteemed conductor to perform Verdi

A bust of Verdi, the Italian composer whose Requiem will be performed this month

The acclaimed conductor Carlo Rizzi will be performing Verdi’s Requiem in Cardiff this week.

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) College Chorus will perform the piece at St David’s Hall on 25 November, accompanied by the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra and the Cardiff University Choir. Stephanie Corley will sing soprano.

Although Rizzi is familiar with Wales, having held the post of Music Director of the Welsh National Opera (WNO) twice, this will be his first time performing with the RWCMD.

Philip Heyman, who plays principal viola for the WNO and who has worked with Rizzi in the past, described the conductor’s style as: “Very passionate, very expressive. He communicates very well. I would also suggest he conducts quite spontaneously and from the heart.” 

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