For all the singing of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the musicians are at times the unsung heroes. Maestro Muti often laughs that the conductor doesn’t do much—the truth is somewhere in the middle: Mr. Muti adds ears and insight; he builds architecture, but the musicians have to produce all the sound
Archive for March 26, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Noel Morris
The town of Parma is famous for its heckling. In 1816, an opera audience “whistled and booed” at tenor Alberico Curioni. He shouted obscenities back and was arrested.
Last year after a performance in nearby Milan, international opera goddess Anna Netrebko confessed to WFMT when singing Bohème at La Scala