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Archive for October 10, 2013

Riccardo Muti: It’s about Terror, But…

Tatiana Serjan, Luca Salsi and Riccardo Muti, photo by Todd Rosenberg

A week ago, Tatiana Serjan was dripping in decadence and depravity as Riccardo Muti’s Lady Macbeth, in the concert version of Verdi’s opera with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. This week, she’s had to recast herself with an entirely different dramatic intention. Where Verdi had indicated that Lady Macbeth be “rough, harsh, and gloomy

Questions about Verdi

"Arias and Songs" host Larry Johnson

“Arias and Songs” host Larry Johnson offers his take on Verdi: In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, we posed a set of questions about the composer to various people. Opinions differ