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The Ettienne Rousseau Theatre (ERT) in Sasolburg, as well as the Odeion Theatre (UFS Campus) in Bloemfontein, will host Rossini’s beautiful “Petite Messe Solennelle” on, respectively, Sunday, the 3rd and Saturday, the 9th of November 2019.

Petite Messe Solennelle by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1858) for Choir, Soloists, Piano and Harmonium.

The work’s title is misleading, since the Petite Messe Solennelle is not unduly solemn and only ‘little’ in an affectionate sense. Despite the religious text it is unmistakably operatic in style. The music ranges from hushed intensity to boisterous high spirits, and abounds in the memorable tunes and rhythmic vitality for which Rossini became famous.


Anina Wasserman – Soprano

Erika Pretorius – Mezzo Soprano

Stéfan Louw – Tenor

Hendré van Zyl – Bass

Johan Cromhout – Organ

Brigitte Botha – Piano


Duration: 90 minutes

No children 4 years and younger

Bookings: Computicket

Pricing: R130 all seats