Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD

Friday, March 17th, 2017 to Sunday, March 19th, 2017| Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM

La Jolla, CA US

Guest artists: Ariana Strahl, soprano; Victoria Vargas, mezzo-soprano; Robert Breault, tenor; Colin Ramsey, bass-baritone; San Diego Master Chorale; San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Verdi composed his magnificent Requiem in 1874, when he was in his sixties and thought that he had retired. His Requiem happened almost by accident: Verdi proposed that a setting of that great text should be made by a group of composers, but when the others dropped out, he wrote the whole thing himself. Millions of music-lovers have been grateful ever since for Verdi’s un-retirement. The symphony and chorus will be joined in this production by guest choruses and operatic soloists for the concert event of the season.