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]



New triumph for Muti in Salzburg

The Maestro directed the Wiener, sold out even the two reruns


(ANSA) - SALZBURG, August 15 - New triumph for Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival, where he is a habitue for 44 years, and this time not with an opera but with a concert. The Maestro has directed the Wiener Philharmoniker in music by Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner for the series of concerts of August 15th, once reserved only to Herbert von Karajan. The concert was dedicated to the memory of Karajan at 25 years after his death. Filled the hall of the Grosses Festspielhaus , sold out even the reruns of 16 and 17 August.

La partition patriotique du maestro

Le monde


C’est un de ces moments qui resteront dans la légende de l’opéra. Un instant de grâce, comme on dit parfois.

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Riccardo Muti Conducts Beethoven's 9th






Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chicago, 8:00 pm Sold Out


Join us for a rousing start to the 2014/15 season when Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Beethoven's most glorious and jubilant masterpiece. An exhilarating testament to the human spirit, Beethoven's Ninth bursts with brooding power and kinetic energy and culminates in the exultant hymn, "Ode to Joy."

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti > conductor
Camilla Nylund > soprano
Ekaterina Gubanova > mezzo-soprano
Christopher Ventris > tenor
Eric Owens > bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus >
Duain Wolfe > chorus director


Additional Dates for this Performance 21,23 September