The New York Times on Falstaff

12 December 2016|Categories: Highlights, Uncategorized|

  Riccardo Muti, the king of Verdi, reigned anew as he led his Chicago Symphony Orchestra in sublime concert performances of that composer’s great final comedy in April. It’s a soufflé score that can easily slump into heaviness, but Mr. Muti had the Chicagoans navigating its turns like a racecar and sounding as crisp and clean as a billowing linen sheet. The world’s leading Falstaff, Ambrogio Maestri, turned in a witty and agile performance, one matched by the rest of the exquisite ensemble cast. The New York Times,  “The Best Classical Music of 2016”, December 7, 2016   […]