For their annual Spring Concert, enjoy a rare feast of the Italian choral repertoire given by Lincoln Choral Society accompanied by Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra and conducted by their Musical Director-Mark Wilde. See Verismo! The Passion of Italy featuring the arrangements Giacomo Puccini Messa di Gloria and Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana (concert version, sung in Italian with surtitles) at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 2nd May at 7.30pm.
The Mass was first performed in 1880 when the composer was just 20, and composed for orchestra and four-part choir with tenor, bass and baritone soloists. The work is exhilarating and combines the excitement of youth with the fabulous melodic writing to be found later in his operas. There’s barely space for listeners to pause for breath in between one glorious tune and the next.
Beloved by opera audiences around the world, Cavalleria Rusticana is an impassioned story of tormented love wrapped in music of fervent vibrancy. Translated, it means Rustic Chivalry and is set on Easter Sunday. During the Easter service in the opera the famous Easter Hymn is sung; the same melody that opens the famous intermezzo featured a little later in the opera.
For further information about this concert contact Dr Paul Stratton at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lincolnchoralsociety.org.