Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at The Hollywood Bowl

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at The Hollywood Bowl

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

For the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic perform a concert of Verdi’s "Requiem Mass" at the Hollywood Bowl.

Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for the iconic venue, the largest natural amphitheater in the country, and for Verdi’s passionate and highly theatrical work: a mass, yes, but “in an opera way,” as Dudamel explains.

The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung(mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass). Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at The Hollywood Bowl airs Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

The performance was recorded live last summer, and features the Los Angeles Master Chorale, currently in its 50th season, under the direction of Grant Gershon,

“Dudamel emphasized intimate, personal expression, this time defying the Bowl’s immensity,” said the Los Angeles Times about the Hollywood Bowl performance. “It was an important and exceptional evening. A page was turned and a new chapter begun in the maturation of a music director.”

Dudamel’s cast is internationally renowned: D´Arcangelo regularly performs at La Scala, the Wiener Staatsoper, London’s Royal Opera and the Salzburg Festival; Grigolo regularly guests at La Scala, Covent Garden and The Metropolitan Opera; DeYoung is known for performances with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony; and Di Giacomo regularly guests at The Metropolitan Opera and LA Opera, among other international opera houses.