24 Jan - 24 Apr
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Online
Long after he had bid farewell to his successful opera career, Gioacchino Rossini wrote his Petite messe solennelle. A mass full of drama, emotion, grand gestures and intimate moments. Andrea Battistoni, who has the Italian opera repertoire in his blood, conducts the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chorus of Dutch National Opera and four young top soloists in this concert stream.
Watch the full concert below!
Large-scale mass with excellent young soloists
Rossini, who became famous for his countless comic operas, also displayed his sense of humour in the choice of title for his mass. With a running time of over an hour, a large choir, four soloists and – at least in the version orchestrated by the composer himself and presented by DNO – a full symphony orchestra, many a church is too small for this large-scale masterpiece.
Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra plays grand symphonies by composers such as Mahler, Brahms and R. Strauss at the highest level. The orchestra can be heard regularly in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, but the orchestra always enjoys playing in other concert halls as well. As the orchestra of the Dutch National Opera, the orchestra is internationally regarded as one of the best opera orchestras.
Petite messe solennelle can be watched for free on this page, until 24 April.
This Petite messe sounds great. Amazing!
The chorus navigated beautifully through opera and ecclesiastic
Beautiful music, beautiful performance... after the opening cadence, you're sold.