Muti’s million

Conductor Riccardo Muti has been named as the second recipient of the biggest prize in classical music – the Birgit Nilsson Prize.

The prize of a million dollars, is a bequest of the late Swedish soprano who died in 2005 aged 87. It is awarded every 2- 3 years for outstanding achievement in opera or concert by a currently active singer, conductor or institution. Placido Domingo was the first winner of the prize in 2009.

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