2020 Verdi Festival - St. Francesco del Prato Church

St. Francesco del Prato Church
Founded by the Franciscan order, the first church on the site was built 1227-1238.[1] Their adjacent school once housed the theologian Bartolomeo Mastri da Meldola. The nave had two aisles, separated by columns. The cupola pinnacles were painted by Michele Anselmi. The apse has an aged fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator attributed to Bernardino Grossi and Jacopo Loschi.

The 'Oratorio della Concezione (Oratory of the Concession) was designed by Bernardino Zaccagni and Giovanni Francesco Ferrari d'Agrate in the 16th century. It was decorated with frescos by Michelangelo Anselmi and Francesco Rondani in 1532-1533.[2]

Until it was looted by Napoleonic troops in 1803, the main altar had a painting of The Concession, a masterpiece of Girolamo Mazzola Bedoli, In 1816, the painting was restored, but is now displayed in the Galleria Nazionale di Parma. In the oratory, there is a copy . Most of the other paintings once in the church have either been destroyed, dispersed, or are now in either the church of Santissima Trinità Vecchia, or in the Galleria Nazionale di Parma. ...Show All

Programme St. Francesco del Prato Church | Teatro Regio di Parma | Teatro Verdi - Busseto

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