Anita Rachvelishvili lauded for Chicago Symphony Orchestra "rock-star performance" of 'Aida'

Anita Rachvelishvili (third from right) joined conductor Riccardo Muti on stage for a second time, for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra production of 'Aida'. Photo: Todd Rosenberg., 27 Jun 2019 - 17:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili has received acclaim for her role in a Chicago Symphony Orchestra show of Aida last week, with the Chicago Classical Review praising her "rock-star performance".

Led by Riccardo Muti, the orchestra's music director, the show saw Rachvelishvili hold only her second performance with the acclaimed conductor.

Also involving the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the production saw the Georgian singer (cast as Amneris) joined by Krassimira Stoyanova as Aida, Kiril Manolov as Amonasro and Francesco Meli as Radames in the principal roles.