Rossini's Stabat Mater
Sat Apr 8, 16:00 - Sat Apr 8, 17:00
This Easter, Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra bring Rossini’s Stabat Mater to the Toringkerk in Paarl. The masterpiece is one of the best known and most beloved settings of the hymn to Mary, presenting her misery and grief at the crucifixion of her son Jesus Christ. Rossini’s extraordinary capacity for composing arias – inspired by his exceptional operatic skills – is matched by hauntingly beautiful and triumphant choral sections. The fusion of operatic drama and tender, reverent moments marks this work as one of the finest contributions to classical sacred music.
Featuring Cape Town Opera soloists, the award-winning Chorus, the Cape Town Symphony Choir and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Adam Szmidt, this performance of Rossini’s Stabat Mater is a highlight in the year’s classical music calendar.