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Requiem of Theresienstadt

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After the postponement of the performance on December 12 last year, we are pleased to inform you that Theresienstadt's Requiem will take place in the Beurs van Berlage on Sunday evening, June 19.

Voices of resistance

The gripping concert drama Requiem van Theresienstadt tells the story of the camp inmates in Theresienstadt concentration camp, who performed Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem sixteen times in 1943/44 as an act of resistance. The last time was on June 23, 1944 for the International Red Cross and senior German Nazis, including Adolf Eichmann.

Theresienstadt's Requiem consists of the performance of Verdi's complete Requiem, in combination with narrations, historical film images and video fragments of interviews with survivors. Theresienstadt's Requiem is organized by 'Stichting Requiem van Theresienstadt: Stemmen van Verzet' in collaboration with. Bee Agency.


 
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Performers

Unfortunately, the National Youth Orchestra will not be available on June 19. It will be replaced by the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. The soprano Mariangela Sicilia is also unable to perform on 19 June. She is replaced by Julianna di Giacomo.

Murry Sidlin, conductor and creator of the project
The Dutch Concert Choir
The Radio Filharmonic Orchestra
Internationally established singers Julianna di Giacomo (soprano), Caitlin Hulcup (mezzo-soprano), Leonardo Capalbo (tenor) and Vitaliy Kowaljow (bass)
The actors Tine Joustra and Hans Dagelet


 
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More information and tickets

We will inform you about the sale of tickets and the return of tickets purchased before December 12th.

The performance of Theresienstadt's Requiem is preceded by a special program. This starts at 6 pm and consists of the premiere of a film portrait of Theresienstadt survivor Ronald Waterman, a lecture by composer and musicologist Leo Samama about Verdi's Requiem in Theresienstadt and a buffet.

The performance starts at 8.15 pm and lasts until approx. 10.15 pm. There is no intermission during the concert.

In connection with the television recording by the NOS, you are kindly requested to take a seat in the room that evening between 19:45 and 20:00.

The NOS will broadcast the concert drama on NPO2 on Thursday 23 June at approximately 22.05.

June 23 is a symbolic day: on that day in 1944, during the visit of the International Red Cross, the conductor and choir performed Verdi's Requiem for the last time.


 
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