Verdi’s Requiem with Ildar Abdrazakov – the first release of the new the Verbier Festival label

The Verbier Festival and Deutsche Grammophon have announced a new label. Called Verbier Festival Gold, the online series will release an album a month, drawing on the rich recorded archive of the Swiss festival.

The very first release will be a 2013 recording of Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. The Requiem stars Maria Agresta, Daniela Barcellona, Piotr Beczala, and Ildar Abdrazakov, who appear alongside the Coro Teatro Regio Torino and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. The audio recording releases on March 25 followed by an April 16 streaming release on Deutsche Grammophon online platform.

“It is with great pride that we announce the Verbier Festival Gold label with our friends at Deutsche Grammophon. We have created many iconic memories with our community of artists in Verbier over the last 29 years, and we are honoured to share them now together with such a prestigious partner,” said Martin T:son Engstroem, Founder & Director of the Verbier Festival & Academy.

Listen a bonus track via the link.