Vienna books Muti & Muti show

Vienna books Muti & Muti show


norman lebrecht

May 30, 2017

Riccardo Muti will conduct Cosi fan tutte at the Vienna State Opera in 2019.

His daughter Chiara Muti will direct.

‘She proved her talent with Manon Lescaut in Rome and Marriage of Figaro in Naples and Bari,’ says Papa Muti to the Italian press.


  • Alexander says:

    a new item on your punch list ( I forgot to put Gergiev there last time) … wait for complaints from the kids of his orchestra ( possible themes – salaries, bad treatment, tyranny … and don’t forget , Norman, Papa watches you closely 😉

  • Patrick Shaw says:

    Muy bien!!

  • Ungeheuer says:

    Nepotism, à la Plácido & Marta, Inc. or Jared, Ivanka & Donald, Inc.

  • SDG says:

    Will David Fray be playing continuo?

    • Ungeheuer says:

      Oh right

    • bye bye says:

      If only he promoted his son-in-law as much as his daughter. Muti has yet to conduct his son-in-law in a concerto with either Chicago or Vienna, the two top orchestras he is most closely associated with. (Frankly, of the pair, the son-in-law is the more talented one. Shhh.)

      • Sue says:

        David Fray is an exceptional pianist! I always thought Chiara was an actress/model, so I’m not sure how she’s qualified to direct opera. Naive statement?

  • JL1961 says:

    It’s likely to be a long night, knowing Muti’s aversion to cutting anything at all (the recitatives are considerably shortened more often than not, and at least one aria often disappears!)

  • Peter says:

    Much better the conductor picks the stage director, than the other way around.
    Even though, in general, parents should not shamelessly promote their kids like that, unless it’s their own money paying the bills.

  • herrera says:

    Speaking of famous daughter directors of even more famous fathers of Italian descent, I’d love to see Sophia Coppola direct an opera and broadcast live in movie theaters. Peter Gelb?

  • Stephen says:

    I wish I could be there. Muti is one of our very greatest conductors, and not only of Italaian opera.

  • Sue says:

    Even Erich Klieber said to his gorgeous and talented son “eins Kleiber ist genug”!!!

  • Adrian Clark says:

    “Keep it all in the family” would be my observation.