“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for the very first time” (The New York Times). Through his tenure as music director, Muti has conducted highly acclaimed CSO performances of Verdi operas, including a landmark presentation of Falstaff in 2016. The maestro now leads a concert performance of Verdi’s grandest opera, the triumphant Aida, featuring a spectacular cast of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.”
My friends, there’s nothing to add to this introduction of our “Aida event” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra itself! I’m full of pride and ready to perform my Radamès in such regal surroundings. In Chicago on June 21st, 23rd and 25th.
(The photo by Monika Ritterhaus was taken during the curtain call after Aida at the 2017 Salzburg Festival)