Concert on Sunday
This coming Sunday, June 28th, we are performing two lovely but rarely-heard works at the Guildhall in Plymouth: Donizetti’s Requiem, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.
These are a little like Verdi’s more famous requiem: nominally-ecclesiastical works by operatic composers. As with Verdi, the operatic heritage is always evident, and Donizetti’s 1835 work in places foreshadows Verdi’s later one. The Puccini mass is an early work, but the genius of his later career shines through in abundance together with a young man’s playfulness.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed preparing these works (more than I expected), and I can recommend them to any music lover in the area! If you don’t already have tickets, get them now!