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For the world premiere of “Dream Requiem”, Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has chosen to take over the Auditorium de Radio France for a one-off, not-to-be-missed show on Friday June 14, 2024 at 8pm. Described as “the amalgam of two musical and creative ideas, this “Dream Requiem” creation once again demonstrates Wainwright’s fascination with the Requiem form. Over the course of his career, Wainwright has written two operas, “Prima Donna” and “Hadrian”. For “Dream Requiem”, based on a text by Lord Byron and the Requiem Mass, and offered in Paris as a world premiere at the Maison de la Radio, Rufus Wainwright will be well surrounded. He will be accompanied by soprano Anna Prohaska, the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Chœur de Radio France and the Orchestre Philharmonie de Radio France, conducted by Mikko Franck. And that’s not all, as Radio France also announces the exceptional presence of Meryl Streep as recitalist. The actress will recite Lord Byron’s poem”Darkness”, written in July 1816. For those unable to attend, please note that this creation will be broadcast live on France Musique, on the France Musique website and on ARTE Concert. In addition, this exceptional concert “will be the subject of a recording to be released in autumn 2024 by Warner Classics/Erato”, says Radio France in a press release.

I am more than excited and grateful to announce that Meryl Streep will be performing in the world premiere of my Dream Requiem on June 14th at the Auditorium de Radio France alongside the great soprano Anna Prohaska and the orchestra and choir of Radio France under the baton of Mikko Franck. The concert will be broadcast live on France Musique and ARTE Concert. Like probably the rest of the world, I have admired Meryl Streep ever since I saw the first movie with her. I have had the pleasure of getting to know her personally over the last few years and apart from being the most incredible actress, she is also one of the most warm­ hearted human beings I know. To have her be part of the world creation of the Dream Requiem is an honour beyond anything I could have hoped for. Thank you, Meryl, for trusting me and giving your incomparable voice, heart and spirit to this piece. (Rufus Wainwright, June 03, 2024)