Supersize me, Riccardo Mutimain
At rehearsals for Verdi’s Falstaff, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony became aware of an unusual guest in the hall. Turns out the Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol is a big opera fan. Like, very big.
He stayed right through the afternoon, looked into Maestro Muti’s score and agreed to a photo-op, with some adjustment for size. It was taken by the bilateral Todd Rosenberg, who covers both concerts and competitive sports.
Big day all round in Chicago.
photo (c) Todd Rosenberg