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Puccini Messa Di Gloria

June 8, 2018 8:00 pm. Under the direction of Michel Brousseau, the performance will include 150 choristers, orchestra and guest soloists, Éric Thériault, tenor and Pierre-Étienne Bergeron, bass. The concert will start with Schubert's No 8 Symphony (Unfinished).Giacomo Puccini's Mass for four voices, nowadays known as his Messa di gloria, is a youthful work. The young twenty-one-year-old thus made his contribution to the long tradition of church music at the San Martino Cathedral in their native town of Lucca with which generations of the Puccini family had been associated. The Messa is a joyful work which foretells Puccini's career as the major composer of opera in Italy after Verdi, as can be heard most clearly in the solo parts and orchestration. Seen in this light, the Messa di gloria of 1880 is a wonderful work that is, dynamic, exciting and full of expressive nuances that Maestro Brousseau will interpret with finesse.. 385 Sussex DriveOttawa, ON K1N 5H5.. Event Details. Location: 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa