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Rossini
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26 January
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23 February
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25 February
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17 March
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16 April
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17 April
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18 April
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Thursday
20 April
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Rossini
Saturday
22 April
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Stabat
Mater
25 January 2023
Choral concert
Director Gianluca Capuano
Choirmaster Stefano Visconti

Rossini Stabat Mater

Choral concert
Wednesday 25 January 2023 - 20 h
Opéra de Monte-Carlo
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Music by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) 
Premiere: Paris, Salle Ventadour, 7 January 1842

What tenor with a secure high D flat could resist singing the “Cujus animam” from Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat Mater at some point in his career? And the fact that the aria No. 8 of this liturgical work, “Inflammatus et accensus”, was sung by such sacred monsters as Kirsten Flagstad and Birgit Nilsson, makes one quickly understand that Rossini, although he had stopped writing operas more than 10 years before conceiving this work, could not help composing true vocal jewels that might just as easily have found their place in a splendid five-act opera!

From its first performance at the Salle Ventadour in Paris in 1842, Rossini’s Stabat Mater aroused the enthusiasm of the crowds. Although Richard Wagner and some German critics found his music too secular for a sacred subject, the rest of Europe did not hold back its delight and has loved the work to this day.

The Stabat Mater is also a perfect opportunity for a choir to show the many facets of its talent. Under the direction of Stefano Visconti, the Monte Carlo Opera Choir will prove that it not only shines when on stage, but that it also possesses the suppleness which the sacred and concert repertoire require.

Production team

CONDUCTOR | GIANLUCA CAPUANO
CHOIRMASTER | STEFANO VISCONTI
 

Cast

SOPRANO | MARIA AGRESTA
CONTRALTO | VARDUHI ABRAHAMYAM
TENOR | CELSO ALBELO
BASS | ILDEBRANDO D'ARCANGELO

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