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Muti, CSO hail conquering heroes with ‘Chelsea Dagger’

From one championship team to another: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra capped off a day of celebration by…


Muti celebrates a birthday, assisted by the whimsy of Sir John Falstaff

It’s a big week for Riccardo Muti. On the eve of his 74th birthday on July 28, the music director…


Muti arrives in Oviedo, to the accompaniment of birthday bagpipes

After wrapping up the inaugural season of his new opera academy in Ravenna, Riccardo Muti headed to Oviedo, Spain, where…


Muti celebrates the Italian opera tradition with his new academy

This summer, Riccardo Muti marks yet another milestone in his illustrious career: the launch of the Riccardo Muti Opera Academy….

Riccardo Muti leads a master class at the Ravenna Festival, July 2015.

When performing Verdi, phrasing is all, Muti advises his students

On the first day of his new academy for Italian opera, Riccardo Muti offered plenty of sage advice to his…


Riccardo Muti on his dream: ‘To save music’

In an interview with the Italian newsmagazine L’espresso, Riccardo Muti takes on the topics of politics, classical music’s future and…


Riccardo Muti conducts the Berlin and Vienna philharmonics

While some may say April is the cruelest month, for concertgoers in Europe, Riccardo Muti bred more than lilacs out…


In Vienna, Muti lauds the CSO as one of the world’s best

While in Vienna this week for a guest-conducting assignment with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein, Riccardo Muti talks about…

Screenshot of Riccardo Muti, CSO music director, from the trailer of the Beethoven Ninth video stream.

Riccardo Muti on the message of Beethoven’s Ninth

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, calls Beethoven’s Ninth “the work of a divine architect” in this…

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

Luca Salsi credits Muti for last-minute save at the Met

Italian baritone Luca Salsi came to the rescue when an ailing Placido Domingo canceled 30 minutes before the Metropolitan Opera’s…


Riccardo Muti on art as the meaning of life

In an interview with Ulisse, the in-flight magazine of Alitalia, Riccardo Muti discusses the responsibilities of being an artist and…