Riccardo Muti to conduct Vatican concert for pope

May 7, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Muti will lead Rome's Teatro Dell'Opera in selections from Vivaldi and Verdi in the Friday concert in honor of the pope's seventh anniversary of his election to the pontificate.

Last week, La Scala opera house announced that former CSO conductor Daniel Barenboim would conduct Beethoven's Ninth Symphony when the pope visits Milan in June.

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