Verdi's setting of the Latin Requiem Mass has been called 'his best opera'. It is the profoundly dramatic response of a great humanitarian to death and the day of judgement.
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The celebrations close with Gergiev and the Mariinsky Chorus and Orchestra joined by Terfel once more, for a performance of one of the great icons of Western classical music - Verdi's Requiem. Few choral works have captured the public imagination in the way this work has, promising a dazzling afternoon.