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Verdi's Operatic Requiem Featured This Weekend

John Clare
TPR Arts

This weekend the San Antonio Symphony is joined by soloists and choirs to present Verdi's Requiem. The program will include three choirs and four soloists, in addition to a full orchestra.

"It was natural to feature Verdi during this anniversary," says conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing. "It truly is operatic, and you'll hear that with our amazing soloists, choruses."

April 12 & 13, 2013 at 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre

  • Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts the San Antonio Symphony
  • with San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, University of Texas at San Antonio Concert Choir, Trinity University Choir
  • and Ana María Martínez, soprano; Geraldine Chauvet, mezzo; Dimitri Pittas, tenor; and Lester Lynch, baritone.

There is more online at www.sasymphony.org and read the program notes for a more complete story of this piece and Verdi's history with religion.