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125 Moments: 070 Pope John Paul II

On October 5, 1979, Sir Georg Solti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony at…


Van Zweden conducts Shostakovich 5 (with Simone Lamsma)

This second program from the Truth to Power festival includes Britten’s haunting and elegiac Violin Concerto played by Dutch violinist…

Luca Salsi as Enrico in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera. | Photo by Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Luca Salsi, opera’s man of the moment, declares Verdi is ‘in my blood’

In April 2015, Italian baritone Luca Salsi made history by becoming just the third artist to sing two leading roles…


Always an adventure: Patrick Reynolds on 30 years as a CSO stagehand

It’s obvious that to have a great orchestra you need great players and a dynamic conductor. You also need dedicated…

4/21/16 7:59:13 PM --  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Riccardo Muti Conductor
Verdi's Falstaff
Ambrogio Maestri baritone (Sir John Falstaff)
Eleonora Buratto soprano (Alice Ford)
Luca Salsi baritone (Ford)
Rosa Feola soprano (Nannetta)
Saimir Pirgu tenor (Fenton)
Daniela Barcellona mezzo-soprano (Mistress Quickly)
Laura Polverelli mezzo-soprano (Meg Page)
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani tenor (Bardolfo)
Luca Dall'Amico bass (Pistola)
Saverio Fiore tenor (Dr. Caius)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director -

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The merry women and men of Windsor, as viewed on opening night of ‘Falstaff’

The reviews are in, and they’re raves for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ concert presentation of Verdi’s Falstaff, conducted…

4/29/15 5:46:56 PM 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

Tesori and Symphony Store photo shoot
Models Released

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Service with extra Bravo: The Symphony Store offers gifts in all genres

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a music lover? Want to purchase the complete catalog of Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings?…


Javier Perianes moves out of the shadow of a famous fellow Spaniard

Nobody needs to remind pianist Javier Perianes that Alicia de Larrocha was Spain’s greatest keyboard artist. He hears it all…

2/11/09 10:17:25 PM --   2009 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Asia Tour.  (C) Todd Rosenberg Photography 2009

CSO violist Li-Kuo Chang reflects the life of an ever-evolving Shanghai

Li-Kuo Chang, assistant principal viola of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, embraces Shanghai, his home his first three decades, like a virtuoso concerto.

Conductor Mariss Jansons.
Photo credit: Terry Linke

Mariss Jansons makes a case for the music of Shostakovich

In 2008, Gramophone magazine assembled a panel of leading music critics to choose the world’s top 20 orchestras — an…


Acclaimed ‘Falstaff’ interpreter Ambrogio Maestri calls the role ‘my life’s companion’

Italian baritone Ambrogio Maestri has become synonymous worldwide with the bawdy, rascally and ultimately lovable title character of Falstaff — the last of famed…