Boston Symphony Orchestra Subs Carlo Montanaro for Andris Nelsons, Eric Owens for Ferruccio Furlanetto in Verdi's 'Requiem' at Tanglewood

By Logan K. Young on Jul 25, 2013 03:35 AM EDT

Earlier this week, Andris Nelsons--the Boston Symphony Orchestra's brand new Latvian conductor--was concussed by a door in Bayreuth. And as far as Classicalite knows, Maestro Nelsons is still recovering in a German hospital--forbidden to fly to the Berkshires.

Enter, then, IMG Artist Carlo Montanaro.

Making both his Tanglewood and BSO debut (and putting an end, finally, to all the who-will-take-the-cursed-podium speculation), this Italian protégé of one Zubin Mehta is set to lead this Saturday's performance of Verdi's Messa da Requiem at Serge's Shed.

One other line-up change: Baritone/bass Eric Owens is slated to replace Ferruccio Furlanetto, whom we're told has a very bad cold.

As for Andris Nelsons' wife, the soprano Kristine Opolais, she remains listed on the official Boston Symphony Orchestra program:

Saturday, July 27, 8:30 p.m.

Koussevitzky Music Shed
297 West Street
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240

Giuseppe Verdi, Messa da Requiem

I. Introit and Kyrie (chorus, soloists)
II. Dies irae
 Dies irae (chorus)
 Tuba mirum (chorus, bass)
 Mors stupebit (bass)
 Liber scriptus (mezzo-soprano, chorus)
 Quid sum miser (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor)
 Rex tremendae (soloists, chorus)
 Recordare (soprano, mezzo-soprano)
 Ingemisco (tenor)
 Confutatis (bass, chorus)
 Lacrymosa (soloists, chorus)
III. Offertory
 Domine Jesu Christe (soloists)
IV. Sanctus (double chorus)
V. Agnus Dei (soprano, mezzo-soprano, chorus)
VI. Lux aeterna (mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass)
VII. Libera me (soprano, chorus)
 Libera me
 Dies irae
 Requiem aeternam
 Libera me

Carlo Montanaro, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Lioba Braun, mezzo-soprano
Dmytro Popov, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, conductor

Until then, here's a vid from Seattle Opera of Carlo Montanaro and stage director Tomer Zvulun discussing their personal and artistic connections to yet another Italian warhorse.

Classicalite thinks that such a lively discussion of Puccini bodes pretty well for Verdi.

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TagsBoston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Carlo Montanaro, Eric Owens, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Verdi, Requiem, Tanglewood, Zubin Mehta, Kristine Opolais, Puccini

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