Leah Hawkins & Matthew Polenzani Lead Verdi’s Requiem

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Richard Termine / Met Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera is set to present Verdi’s Requiem.

The work will be conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and will star soprano Leah Hawkins, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy.

Verdi’s Requiem has been performed at the Met more than 50 times, beginning on Feb. 17, 1901, when it commemorated the composer’s death earlier that year. It has also been presented during historic moments, including in memory of John F. Kennedy on March 27 and 28, 1964, and in in honor of the late Luciano Pavarotti on Sept. 18, 2009. It was also presented in 2017 under James Levine and in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Sept. 11, 2021.

Verdi’s Requiem is set to be presented on Sept. 27, 29, and 30, 2023.

The Sept. 27 performance of Verdi’s Requiem will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio SiriusXM Channel 355 and streamed live on the Met’s website.