Requiem. Alexey Syumak’s Symphony performance

On May 9 in the morning, we are going to publish the recording of “Requiem”, a performance set to Alexey Syumak’s music by Kirill Serebrennikov and conducted by Teodor Currentzis. The symphonic act has only been presented once: that happened 10 years ago at the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre.

“The theatrical “Requiem” is our memory and our pain which accompany us through the years. Conceived in the conflux of music and theatre, the Requiem is an attempt to contemplate the phenomenon of war as tragedy.”

The viewing has been made possible by REN TV channel, “Rossiya” Joint Stock Bank and National Media Group.

Requiem. Symphony performance
Libretto by Dimitris Yalamas based on the original text of the Mass, and documentary and feature texts of the 30’s–40’s, edited by Kirill Serebrennikov and Anna Shalashova.

Composer — Alexey Sioumak

Conductor — Teodor Currentzis
Author of the concept and stage director — Kirill Serebrennikov
Assistant to the stage director — Anna Shalashova
General producer — Polina Zueva

Russian National Orchestra
The Academic Grand Choir «Masters of Choral Singing» (artistic director — Lev Kontorovich)
The Choir of the Requiem Project (choirmaster — Arina Zvereva)

Hanna Schygulla (Germany)
Jeremy Irons (Great Britain)
Muriel Mayette (France)
Min Tanaka (Japan)
Daniel Olbrychski (Poland)
Yankele Alperin (Israel)
Oleg Tabakov (Russia)

REX TREMENDAE — Vladimir Epifantsev
LACRIMOSA — Liza Arzamasova
OFFERTORIUM — Alla Demidova 

Yulia Korpacheva (Soprano)
Natalya Pschenitschnikova (Soprano)
Svetlana Shilova (Alt)
Eugeni Stavinsky (Bass)
Alexey Tatarintsev (Tenor)
Boris Filanovsky

Alyona Baeva (violin), Mikhail Beznosov (clarinet), Ivan Bushuev (flute), Nikolay Gorshkov (double bass), Mikhail Dubov (piano), Yulia Igonina (violin), Rustam Komachkov (cello), Andrey Printsev (trombone), Elena Revich (violin), Talgat Sarsembaev (basson), Alexander Suvorov (percussion).

Set designers: molitor & kuzmin (Ursula Molitor and Vladimir Kuzmin)
Lighting design: Andrey Romanov
Videoart: Yulia Zastava, Dmitry Vikhoronov, Jan Kalnberzin, Nikolay Kurbatsky, Ilya Shagalov.
Assistants to the conductor: Fyodor Lednev, Arina Zvereva, Alexey Bogorad

The Requiem libretto is created with the use of text from the Gospel of Luke, fragments of orthodox liturgical poetry along with poems by Anna Oreshnikova, Agniya Barto, Wystan Hugh Auden, Soh Sakon and a fragment of Euripides’ Medea.

Authors of the monologues in Confiteor: Hanna Schygulla, Charlotte Delbo, Min Tanaka, Adam Michnik and Daniel Olbrychski, Roee Chen, Zakhar Prilepin.



Teodor Currentzis