CSO at Wheaton: Muti Conducts Pines of Rome

May 3

7:30 PM

Bizet, Berlioz, 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).


Bizet Roma
Berlioz The Death of Cleopatra, Lyric Scene for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra
Respighi Pines of Rome



Global Sponsor of the CSO

This performance is generously sponsored by the JCS Arts, Health and Education 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.

In partnership with: 

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