Welcome to Wexford Festival Opera, presented in association with RTÉ Culture and RTÉ Player - over the next week, we'll be bringing you the best of WFO 2020 - find out more here. 

This performance of Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, considered one of the most remarkable compositions of his career, demonstrated by his use of beautiful, memorable melodies and rhythmic vitality, is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic - watch it above. 


Performed in its original version from the stage of the National Opera House with two pianos, harmonium, four soloists and chorus, it will be conducted by Kenneth Montgomery with instrumentalists Finghin Collins (first pianist), Carmen Santoro (second pianist), Andrew Synnott (harmonium), and soloists Claudia Boyle (soprano), Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano), Pietro Adaíni (tenor), John Molloy (bass) and the Wexford Factory Ensemble.

Duration: 90 mins (no interval)