Riccardo Muti

The performance at Chicago’s Symphony Center is sold out, but audiences around the globe can get a ‘free seat’ to Verdi’s 200th Birthday celebration with Riccardo Muti. Pizzicato is a partner of the Chicago Symphony for the event which will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 200 years to the day that Verdi was born.

CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem Mass. The Requiem is one of Verdi’s most striking choral works, and one that portrays all aspects of humanity. As Maestro Muti has said, « Giuseppe Verdi was a composer who in his music expressed the most essential feelings of mankind: love, hate, friendship, jealousy – everything that reflects our life, our way of being human. His music is the mirror of who we are. »

Here is the cast:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Tatiana Serjan, soprano
Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, chorus director

10/10 AT 7.30 p.m. US CENTRAL TIME (11/10 02.30 a.m. Central European Summer Time)

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