Lenten Oratorio Series
Oratorio per la Settimana Santa
Music attributed to Luigi Rossi
Libretto by Giulio Cesare Raggioli
March 8 & 10, 2018
In the third annual installment of our Lenten Oratorio Series, Haymarket brings you the earliest known Passion oratorio. Written in Rome in the 1640s, this stirring work contrasts the devilish delight of demons rejoicing at the death of Christ with the heartbreaking lamentation of the Virgin Mary as she weeps for the world. Experience the sounds of a chamber ensemble of 17th-century instruments with soloists and chorus in this compact masterpiece.
Craig Trompeter, Music Director
Running Time: 1 hour without intermission and
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:45pm
The Chicago Temple
77 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
Church of the Atonement
5749 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Ticket information coming soon!