Carlos Miguel Prieto’s performances of Verdi’s Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Edinburgh and Glasgow have been hailed by the Scottish press as "exceptional" and "a blazing sucess". The Scotsman gave the Glasgow concert five stars and said: "Few [performances of Verdi Requiem], if any, have seemed so true to the nature of the beast as this exceptional performance by the RSNO under Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto... It was like viewing a reconditioned old master, cleaned up to reveal its original brilliance." The Herald wrote: "[Verdi's Requiem] was a blazing success... There were many factors in that success. Key among them was the pacing of the work by [Prieto]. ... Prieto's ceaseless sense of momentum generated a tremendous feeling of integrity to the performance: despite its multiple sections within sections, this Requiem felt integrated and unified."