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Concert Performances
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Latin with English supertitles

Presented in Memory of Jack Mulroney


Casting Update: Jennifer Johnson Cano will be the mezzo-soprano soloist for this weekend's performances. Daniela Mack has withdrawn due to illness.

In celebration of Corrado Rovaris's 20th anniversary with Opera Philadelphia, the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus present what NPR has called "A conductor's dream come true": Verdi's Requiem.

Joining soloists Leah Crocetto (Don Carlo), Jennifer Johnson Cano, Evan LeRoy Johnson (Carmen), and In-Sung Sim are over 80 instrumentalists and 100 choristers, resulting in a dramatic exploration of the full range of human emotions experienced during the Roman Catholic mass for the dead.

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Dates are Jan. - Feb. 2020.

Fri, Jan 31 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Feb 2 2:00 p.m.

The running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Principal support has been provided by Agnes Mulroney, in loving memory of Jack Mulroney and his 19 years of service to Opera Philadelphia.

The Academy Series is underwritten, in part, by Judy and Peter Leone.

Cast & Creative Team

Corrado Rovaris
Corrado RovarisConductor
Leah Crocetto
Leah CrocettoSoprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano
Jennifer Johnson Cano *Mezzo-soprano
Evan LeRoy Johnson
Evan LeRoy JohnsonTenor
In-Sung Sim
In-Sung Sim *Bass
  • Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
  • Lisa Anderson Stage Manager
  • *Opera Philadelphia debut
Giuseppe Verdi

The Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was born on October 10, 1813 in the small village of Roncole in Italy. At this time, however, the country of Italy did not yet exist but, rather, the area was made up of several small states, most under the domination of foreign powers.  When Verdi was born, the village of Roncole, and its surrounding province of Parma, was under the control of the French.  In fact, Verdi’s original birth certificate is French with his name registered as Joseph Fortunin François. Read more. 


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