RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site...
RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Conducting a joyful Mozart motet, Riccardo Muti sent a resounding message Sunday night, that live classical music has returned to the Italian stage after the coronavirus...
SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday as Italy’s first live...
Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to enthrall audiences for a half-century, has died at age 84.
NEW YORK (AP) — Married to a world-famous opera star, Yusif Eyvazov found in building his own career that “the most difficult thing was to prove” he was more than just Mr. Anna Netrebko.
There will be two Italian music directors in Chicago.
Enrique Mazzola will become the top conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago following the retirement of Andrew Davis at the end of the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have approved a new contract, a key step to ending a nearly seven-week strike.
CHICAGO (AP) — Both striking musicians and management of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have welcomed an offer by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to help end a nearly two-month work stoppage over pensions and...
CHICAGO (AP) — A line of classical musicians marching with picket signs in front of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's historic downtown building is fast becoming one of the city's must-see...
CHICAGO (AP) — Renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti (MOO-tee) has joined striking members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, saying: "I am here with my musicians."
CHICAGO (AP) — A concert at a South Side church with musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma will also feature song written by parents who have lost children to gun violence.
The Concert for Peace on Sunday afternoon at the St. Sabina Church is part of an effort over several years by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association to engage communities in lower income neighborhoods.
NEW YORK (AP) — Riccardo Muti thinks about how an afterlife meeting with Giuseppe Verdi would go after spending decades fighting to perform the works of Italy's greatest composer exactly as written.
"My questions to Verdi would be if I did right," the 76-year-old conductor said. "And if he says that I was wrong, then I will die for a second time."
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has extended its contract with renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti as its music director through the 2022 season.
The orchestra made the announcement Tuesday. It says Muti's current contract goes through 2020 and the new contract will extend through August 2022.
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story May 14 about an upcoming Peace Concert in Chicago, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's music director. He is Riccardo Muti, not Ricardo Muti.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Yo-Yo Ma to perform at 'Concert for Peace' in Chicago
Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join other performers for a concert aimed at reducing violence in Chicago