It’s been described as the finest performance ever scheduled in Cache Valley and that is Verdi Requiem to be presented Tuesday and Wednesday evening in the Ellen Eccles Theatre. The performance is a joint offering of the Utah Festival Opera Company directed by Michael Ballam and the American Festival Chorus founded and conducted by Craig Jessop.Gary Griffin, Operations Officer for the UFOC, says the concert will combine the great American Festival Chorus with the opera company’s prestigious orchestra plus four Metropolitan Opera soloists.”It’s going to be a very, wonderful evening; some of the finest singing, I think, that has ever been heard in Cache Valley.”Both performances start at 7:30 p.m. Craig Jessop and Michael Ballam will talk about Verdi Requiem Wednesday on KVNU’s Crosstalk show. The program starts at 9:10 a.m. and it’s a call-in show.
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