Since 1977, the Maestro Riccardo Muti has conducted several operas by Giuseppe Verdi:
I due Foscari
I vespri siciliani
Un ballo in maschera
La forza del destino
Messa da Requiem
Muti has also conducted Four Sacred Pieces, the Youth Symphony, all Opera Symphonies and Preludes, Nocturne for soprano, tenor, bass, flute and piano.
For the centenary of Verdi’s death (2001), Riccardo Muti, as Music Director at La Scala in Milan, conducts seven operas by Verdi. The following year, Muti conducts Otello at Teatro degli Arcimboldi, while La Scala is closed for refurbishment. Furthermore, on the occasion of the launch concert for Verdi Year 2001, the Maestro Muti performs exquisite pages of the operatic and sacred repertoire.
In 2011, Riccardo Muti records Verdi’s Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and wins two Grammy Awards for best classical album and best choral performance.
For the 2012-2013 season, this time on the occasion of the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the Maestro is conducting at the Teatro dell' Opera di Roma four operas by Verdi: Simon Boccanegra, I due Foscari, Nabucco and Otello.