On this week’s program, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz’s The Death of Cleopatra, a lyric scene featuring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. The program also includes Bizet’s Roma and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.  Rounding out the program, Riccardo Muti conducts selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet from a 2013 CSO Resound recording available for purchase here.

Bizet Roma
Berlioz The Death of Cleopatra
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Respighi Pines of Rome

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded at a concert on May 2019

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Juliet the Young Girl
Romeo and Juliet: Minuet
Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet: Romeo at Juliet’s Tomb

This program will be available until May 3, 2020.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for the Berlioz and Respighi program can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

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TOP: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra  | © Todd Rosenberg 2019