Listen and Learn More About Verdi

Explore the many facets of Giuseppe Verdi with these webisodes featuring Music Director Riccardo Muti and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Muti on the Music of Verdi
Hear our music director discuss his relationship with the music of Italy’s greatest opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi: “… in those twelve bars is the universe ….”


Muti Conducts Verdi’s Requiem Mass
This video features Maestro Muti and members of the CSO during their preparations for the acclaimed, sold-out 2009 performances of the Requiem Mass. Hear this stunning work again on October 10, the exact anniversary of Verdi’s birth. While tickets to this concert are sold-out, Verdi fans from all over the globe can view the concert live at through a free live webcast as well as on-demand after October 10. Local Chicago audiences are invited to go to a free live showing of the concert at Millennium Park beginning at 7:30pm.



Interview with Muti: La forza del destino
In this podcast, Riccardo Muti talks about Verdi’s overture to La forza del destino. The second act finale of this beloved opera will be featured on September 21 at Symphony Ball.

Verdi RequiemVerdi’s Requiem Mass on CSO Resound
Take Verdi, Muti and the CSO home with their recording of the Requiem Mass from CSO Resound. Winner of two Grammy® Awards and hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a glorious achievement,” this stunning performance brilliantly captures both the pathos and passion of Verdi’s masterpiece.