By David Salazar
(© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2012)
Conductor Riccardo Muti was given the 27th Faraglioni Prize in Capri on August 30, 2022.
The distinction was bestowed on the famed Italian conductor at the Grand Hotel Quisisiana for his contributions to arts and culture. It was presented to Muti by Marino Lembo, the Mayor of Capri.
The prize 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.”
Next up for the famed conductor are a series of concerts in Chicago at the end of September where he will conduct music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Rossini.