René Barbera will sing the tenor role in Verdi’s iconic Requiem with the NDR Elbplharmonie Orchester and Rundfunkchor Berlin led by Alan Gilbert on October 31 & November 1. The performance on Friday, November 1 will be live-streamed beginning at 20:00 (CET) via the Elbphilharmonie. For more information, click here.
Mr. Barbera will share the stage with soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona, and bass Riccardo Zanellato. René is set to perform the Requiem at The Shed in New York City in November with Teodor Currentzis’ musicAeterna ensemble, and following at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. His performance in the Requiem with the Minnesota Orchestra earlier this year garnered critical praise:
“But the most powerful moments came when the audience was summoned into quiet reverence. Such as on an Offertorio with the sweetest of quartets by the four guest vocalists, tenor Rene Barbera upping the operatic ante with a dramatic delivery. ” –Twin Cities Pioneer Press