Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus at Assumption Church on May 15, 2015: Opera Goes to Church: Sacred Music by Opera Composers

by GVOC ~ August 18th, 2014. Filed under: Event.

If not for the sacred text, one would assume that the music on this program was written for the Met!  Known mostly as opera composers, Puccini and Bizet, for example, wrote stunning music for church, and they did not hold back for the occasion.  Come be thrilled by virtuosic arias and rousing choruses that were surprisingly written for worship!  Music by Jommelli, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Bizet, Massenet, Richard Strauss and, believe it or not, Wagner.

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