Saturday, 2nd April 2022
St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, Deddington
Puccini – Messa di Gloria
Verdi – Stabat Mater
Unashamedly operatic and clearly influenced by his idol Verdi, the Messa di Gloria (more correctly, Messa a quattro voci) was written as a graduation piece when Puccini was only eighteen, shortly after Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Verdi’s Requiem, and brings the same sense of heightened drama, vitality, musical dexterity and sheer exuberance to the Latin mass.