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The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents: Rossini's Stabat Mater

Saturday, May 19, 2018 3:00 PM

The Choral Arts Chorus and Orchestra join conductor Antony Walker and four opera soloists to bring Rossini's Stabat Mater and famous opera selections to the Concert Hall stage.

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The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Antony Walker, conductor
Sarah Coburn, soprano
Olivia Vote, mezzo-soprano
Jack Swanson, tenor
Matthew Scollin, bass
Choral Arts Chorus and Orchestra
—Scott Tucker, artistic director

Giachino Rossini's rise to the top of Europe's opera scene was swift. He is considered one of the most famous opera composers in history and composed nearly 40 operas in 20 years, including The Barber of SevilleOtello, La Cenerentola (Cinderella), and Guillaume Tell. Rossini brought the same emotional intensity to the Stabat Mater that he brought to his operas. After the premiere in 1842, the Stabat Mater was performed no less than twenty-nine times in its first year, a magnificent success.

Join the Choral Arts Society of Washington and artistic director Scott Tucker as we welcome acclaimed opera conductor Anthony Walker (of Washington Concert Opera) for Rossini's Stabat Mater and a selection of iconic opera moments. Choral Arts and Maestro Walker will share the stage with opera sensations Sarah Coburn, Olivia Vote, Jack Swanson, and Matthew Scollin.

Performance Timing: Part One - 40 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 60 min.