May 10 Concert Showcased Choral Drama of Rossini, Verdi, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi
This spring we celebrated Italian composers of three musical genres. Late Renaissance and Early Baroque were heard through Monteverdi’s charming and spirited Cantate Domino. Vivaldi took through the heart of the Baroque era with his powerful, beautiful, feverish, and at times solemn Gloria.
The Romantic genre was represented by the passion, fire, fury, subtlety, and gentleness of Verdi’s “Libera me” from his Requiem, and Rossini’s “Inflammatus et accensus” from his Stabat Mater.Their styles may vary, but these four composers share one thing: DRAMA! And no one does drama like the Italians.
Artistic Director Heather Mitchell created this exceptional program, which was accompanied by our extraordinary pianist, Stefanie Watson, and featured acclaimed NYC soprano, Meg Dudley.