Rossini 150: the Petite messe solennelle in Paris

9 November 2018

The Rossini celebrations in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the death of the composer from Pesaro come to a climax.
On November 14, at 7 pm at the Grand Amphithéâtre of the University of the Sorbonne, in Paris, the Petite messe solennelle, the last score composed by Rossini, will commemorate the anniversary of his death in the city where he spent the last years of his life. The Mass will be proposed in its original version for two pianos and harmonium.

Alvise Maria Casellati will conduct the Chœur régional Vittoria d'Île-de-France (Choirmasters Michel Piquemal and Boris Mychajliszyn) and a cast composed by Milla Mihova, Valeria Girardello, Matteo Roma and Roberto Lorenzi. At the piano Elisa Cerri and Marco Camillini, at the harmonium Lorenzo Antinori.
The initiative is organized by the Rossini Opera Festival together with the Italian Embassy in France, the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris, the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris, ENIT-Agenzia Italia and the Municipality of Pesaro.

The day before, the President of ROF Daniele Vimini will pay homage to the cenotaph of Gioachino Rossini housed in the Père-Lachaise cemetery.