“Ingemisco tamquam reus,
Culpa rubet vultus meus,
Supplicanti, supplicanti parce, deus.”
I cannot think of a more intense prayer or more pervasive music than this composed by Verdi: Ingemisco, from the Requiem which I sang on January 13th at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Wiener Singverein conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti. With me were other wonderful colleagues, Krassimira Stoyanova, Daniela Barcellona and Riccardo Zanellato.