A sparkling cast for the Messa di Gloria

13 August 2015

With a brilliant cast (Juan Diego Flórez, Jessica Pratt, Mirco Palazzi, Viktoria Yarovaya, Dempsey Rivera) the Messa di Gloria returns to the Rossini Opera Festival after an absence of twenty years.

The composition, written at the high point of Rossini’s creative activity, will be performed on Saturday 15th August at 4.30 p.m. at the Adriatic Arena (and repeated at the same time on Tuesday 18th), with Donato Renzetti conducting the Chorus of the Teatro Comunale, Bologna and the Filarmonica Rossini, an orchestra of which he has recently become principal conductor. Besides the Mass, the programme includes Il pianto d’Armonia sulla morte d’Orfeo (solo voice Juan Diego Flórez) and La morte di Didone (solo soprano Jessica Pratt).