MM Tickets will be closed from 6 July until 12 August, but during this period tickets and subscriptions can still be booked online.
La Monnaie wishes you a pleasant summer! 

Close
La Monnaie / De Munt LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
© p.stubbe/midjourney
Concert

Petite messe solennelle
Emmanuel Trenque

Presentation

“Dear God … here it is, that poor little mass. Is it really a sacred score that I’ve just written or rather a hell of a score? As you well know, I was born for opera buffa! Not much art, just a little heart and that should do it. So, praise to you, Lord, and please grant me paradise.”
Gioachino Rossini

If Bach signed his religious works with a devout and earnest ‘Soli Deo gloria’, the ever-ironic Rossini could not resist the somewhat flippant addition ‘petite’ to his last, ninety-minute missa solemnis. And yet this is one of the most ambitious works Rossini composed in the last years of his life, after he had settled back in Paris. The opera composer, who by his own admission was born for the merry buffo genre, dropped the public façade and wrote a keenly sensitive mass that steers clear of the sentimentality and lavishness of many liturgical works of the time. Characterized by harmonic boldness, an elegant style and an inventive use of the voice, the score features melodies that are as beautiful as ever.   

Rossini would later orchestrate the work, but the intensity of this Petite messe solennelle comes out most brightly in the version with piano and harmonium accompaniment, which the La Monnaie Chorus and its artistic director Emmanuel Trenque will perform in the apt setting of La Monnaie’s Main Hall. 

Create your own flexible concert subscription with your four favourite symphonic productions (or more) and you enjoy a 25% discount as well as a wide range of benefits. 

Dates & tickets

12.10.2024 — 11:00

Location

La Monnaie

Prices

€ 30

GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Petite messe solennelle (1863)

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets

Cast
Cast

ConductorEMMANUEL TRENQUE

SopranoFLAVIA STRICKER AltoLILLY JØRSTAD TenoreLORENZO MARTELLI BassoBRENT MICHAEL SMITH PianoALBERTO MORO HarmoniumBART RODYNS

La Monnaie Chorus
La Monnaie Choral Academy
Concert with finalists of the Concorso Lirico Internazionale Portofino (10th Anniversary)

ProductionDE MUNT/LA MONNAIE

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter