Born in Naples, he studied piano at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella under Vincenzo Vitale, graduating with distinction. He was subsequently awarded a diploma in Composition and Conducting from the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi," Milan, where he studied under the guidance of Bruno Bettinelli and Antonino Votto.
He first came to the attention of critics and the public in 1967, when he was unanimously awarded first place by the prestigious jury of the "Guido Cantelli" competition for conductors in Milan.[read more]
october 10th, 2013
7:30 p.m. GMT -5
2:30 october 11th (Italy time)
starting from otcober 11th
di PAOLO ISOTTA - CORRIERE DELLA SERA
Se si paragona allo svolgimento del romanzo dell'Abate Prévost e della Manon di Massenet, la «disperata passione» della Manon Lescaut di Puccini mostra come per l'Autore l'eros sia solo una maledizione e non possa esser concepito che infelice.
La fanciulla del West rappresenta l'eccezione; ma si pensi alla Rondine: è un'Operetta eppure si termina peggio che con la morte, con la morte delle illusioni.
by Lawrence A. Johnson
Riccardo Muti will lead off a complete CSO cycle of Schubert symphonies
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Verdi bicentennial celebration completed, Riccardo Muti and the orchestra will now turn their attention to Franz Schubert, this season's second featured composer. Starting Thursday night, Muti and the CSO, back from a successful European tour, will embark on a complete cycle of Schubert symphonies, which will run through the rest of the season.