Capri, August 30th, 2022 – In the prestigious theater of the Grand Hotel Quisisana, Riccardo Muti received the 27th Premio Faraglioni from the Mayor of Capri, Marino Lembo.
The Faraglioni Prize – a silver sculpture set upon a blue marble base by the master goldsmiths of Pierino Gioielli depicting the famous three coastal rock formations on the island’s southern coast – reads: “To Riccardo Muti, a legend in the classical music world, who has made his extraordinary contribution, of high cultural value, throughout the world, thanks to his exceptional artistic career, which sees him as the undisputed leader in the most prestigious theaters, with the most important orchestras. Through his Italian Opera Academy, he continues to pass on his long and invaluable experience to new generations by supporting and training the new conductors and opera singers of the future.”
Young Ukranian violinist Anastasiya Petryshak with pianist Enzo Campagnoli, as well as Italian actress, singer and presenter Serena Autieri with the Nuova Orchestra Italiana paid tribute to Muti with performances from the world of classical music and of the Neapolitan song.
Conceived and organized in 1994 by the Damino brothers of Capri Arte, the Fraglioni Prize boasts names of great importance to Italian art and culture, including actor and director Alberto Sordi, ballerina Carla Fracci, film producer Dino De Laurentiis and actress Claudia Cardinale.
The host of the gala evening was the journalist and RAI presenter Eleonora Daniele.
Ph. Giuliano Barra – courtesy of premiofaraglioni.com
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