Chicago Symphony Orchestra is offering a global audience free tickets to its sold-out concert on 10 October that celebrates Verdi’s 200th anniversary ‒ through the medium of online streaming.
Tickets for the performance of the Verdi Requiem conducted by Riccardo Muti on the exact anniversary of the bicentenary rapidly sold out, leading the orchestra management to plan its first live video webcast.
‘Riccardo Muti is undisputedly the greatest Verdi conductor of our time,’ said Deborah F Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. ‘For Maestro Muti to be with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducting Verdi’s Requiem on his 200th birthday, is a magical moment in musical history that should be captured and shared with the world.’
Soloists will be soprano Tatiana Serjan, mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona, tenor Mario Zeffiri and bass Ildar Abdrazakov.
The Requiem performance can be viewed live online at CSO.org/Verdi, RiccardoMutiMusic.com and the CSO’s Facebook page. It begins at 7.30pm Chicago time.
The 2010 recording of the Requiem conducted by Muti, released on the orchestra’s own label, won two Grammy awards, for best classical album and best choral performance.
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