This week, we showcase the most recent recording on our CSO Resound label: Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian Masterworks. The recording includes selections from Verdi’s Nabucco, Macbeth and I vespri siciliani followed by intermezzos from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Boito’s Prologue to Mefistofele featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Children’s Choir, and Riccardo Zanellato.
The program concludes with excerpts from Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet led by Riccardo Muti from a 2014 CSO Resound release.
Verdi Overture to Nabucco
Verdi Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco
Verdi Patria oppressa! from Macbeth
Verdi Overture to I vespri siciliani
Puccini Intermezzo to Act 3 from Manon Lescaut
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Boito Prologue to Mefistofele
Richard Zanellato, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Chicago Children’s Choir
Josephine Lee, director
Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Montagues and Capulets
Juliet the young girl
Romeo and Juliet
Death of Tybalt
Romeo at Juliet’s tomb
Riccardo Muti, conductor
This program will be available until April 28, 2020.
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TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on June 22, 2017, in Orchestra Hall. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017