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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 reviews are in, and they’re raves for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ concert presentation of Verdi’s Falstaff, conducted by Riccardo Muti. “The CSO’s 125th anniversary season has brought us nothing finer,” wrote John von Rhein in the Chicago Tribune. Over at the Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson declared, “This witty and delightful Falstaff is arguably Muti’s finest achievement in Chicago to date.” In the Chicago Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss observed: “Feast on Verdi’s score, and this rendering of it. …The music here spins out with such tripping speed and lightness – and such a sense of exuberant chatter – that it creates a perfect giddiness.”

Two more performances remain, April 23 and April 26. And check out Sounds & Stories for interviews with Falstaff singers Ambrogio Maestri, Luca Salsi and Rosa Feola.