Polish orchestra plays Mozart’s Requiem in protest

The orchestra, choir and soloists of the Chamber Opera that specializes in Mozart's music perform his Requiem, the Funeral Mass in front of the Culture Ministry in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to protest recent cuts in the opera's budget and to seek government protection. The 50-year-old opera, which is famous for its annual festivals of all of Mozart's stage works, says it will have to close in summer if it gets no additional funds.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)A Polish opera house has played Mozart's Requiem — a funeral piece — in front of the Culture Ministry in Warsaw to protest cuts to its budget.


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