Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti Wins Birgit Nilsson Prize

The $1 Million Birgit Nilsson Prize has been awarded to Italian Conductor Riccardo Muti for "his extraordinary contributions in opera and concert, as well as his enormous influence in the music world both on and off the stage."

(c) Todd Rosenberg
Muti is currently the conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is the second recipient of the prize (Placido Domingo was the first) established after the death of opera singer Birgit Nilsson.

Read more at the BBC and the Telegraph.

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