Opera Philadelphia To Present Verdi’s Requiem

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Philadelphia is set to present Verdi’s Requiem, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the company debut of Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris.

The performances will star an accomplished group of soloists including Leah Crocetto, Daniela Mack, Evan LeRoy Johnson, and In-Sung Sim, along with more than 80 instrumentalists and 100 choristers.

Covaris made his debut in 1999, and became the company’s first Music Director in 2005. During his tenure Opera Philadelphia has launched a number of key recent initiatives, including the Aurora Series for Chamber Opera, founded in 2008, a robust new works practice beginning in 2011, and Festival O, launched in 2017.

This season, Covaris led Opera Philadelphia in company premiere of Prokofiev’s “The Love for Three Oranges” and is set to conduct Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

The performances of the Verdi Requiem will be presented in honor of Opera Philadelphia’s longtime chairman Jack Mulroney, who died in 2004 and in whose name Rovaris’ position is endowed.

Performances are scheduled for the Academy of Music on Jan 31 and Feb 2, 2020.