We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. If you already have a ticket, you will receive a message from Ticketmaster in the next few days confirming the cancellation of your account and the full refund of your order, including taxes and fees.
We are sorry that you won’t be able to join us at the St. Lawrence Centre for this performance, and hope we will see you at the theatre soon.
Adapted from Mozart’s final composition, long-time collaborators Alain Platel and Fabrizio Casso deliver a bold new interpretation of Mozart’s Requiem that combines opera, jazz and popular African music, in an elegy to death that is at once joyful and sad, redemptive and uplifting.
Fourteen musicians and singers from South Africa, the Congo and Europe accompany a video that captures L.’s passage through the final hours of her life. Accordion, electric guitar and bass, euphonium, percussion, and singers equally comfortable in popular and classical idioms, inhabit a set that alludes to memorials and burial grounds, but plays host to exhilarating song and dance. Masterfully combining forms and traditions, Requiem pour L. invites the audience to witness a new kind of mass, one that offers unforgettable and poignant moments of mourning supported by an exaltation of voices; an extravagant celebration at the moment of death, but a performance for the living.
“An extraordinary fusion between Mozart’s Requiem and African music. Requiem pour L. confronts us with our own mortality in a way that is both sad and joyful, serene and boisterous.”