CSO at Wheaton: Muti Conducts Pines of Rome

May 3

7:30 PM

Cherubini, Berlioz, Bizet, Respighi

Friday, May 3, 2019

Riccardo Muti leads an evening of dramatic and evocative works, pairing Respighi’s captivating Pines of Rome with a rare performance of Bizet’s own portrait of the great city. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns for Berlioz’s poignant cantata based on the ill-fated Cleopatra. “The staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato—one of the finest singers of our time—compels us to listen actively, to hear things anew” (Gramophone).


Cherubini Overture to Anacréon
Berlioz La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra)
Bizet Roma
Respighi Pines of Rome



This performance is generously sponsored by the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation.   

The CSO presents this concert in collaboration with Wheaton College and the Wheaton College Artist Series. Learn more at Wheaton.edu or Artistseries.org.

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.