Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Muti Speaks, World Awaits Decision

Riccardo Muti, considering an invitation to become music director of Opera di Roma, tells the Italian press:

Muti Speaks, World Awaits Decision

Riccardo Muti, considering an invitation to become music director of Opera di Roma, tells the Italian press:

"If I choose a theater, it's a commitment... I am grateful... I am considering the offer with enthusiasm... I've been doing this job for 40 years and I've always considered every offer at length... It happened with la Scala, with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Philadelphia and Chicago, because those are life-changing choices."

He hasn't even taken the job and already this drama has a long history, which is artfully relayed by Opera Chic - our favorite opera tracker, and only partly because she alone seems able to capture photographs (such as this one) that reveal something truly important about their subjects.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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