This past weekend OC found a gem in La Stampa that almost made her spit out a fresh, creamy bite of burrata (bella fresca) onto her lap (which would have been tragic...wearing a Nanette Lepore floral sundress). I turned to an article discussing one of Riccardo "how do i make internets?" Muti's very h0tt offspring with wife Cristina Mazzavillani: actress, film star, singer (maybe: read below) and model Chiara "I never gave my dad an iPod for xmas" Muti (in photo above).
The events that spark the article is a coincidental double-date between Italian director Ruggero Cappuccio, who has a current choke-hold on the Muti clan for this Friday, May 25. The stellar date will witness the launch and re-release of two double-coincidental projects for both maestro and daughter that are produced from collaboration with Cappuccio. Another coincidence is that both projects celebrate Naples...but that just gives us yawnz0rz.
The first of Ruggero’s appointments is with Riccardo Muti and the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini at Salzburg’s Haus fur Mozart. Friday marks la prima for a brand new staging of Domenico Cimarosa's Il Ritorno Di Don Calandrino by (obvs) Ruggero Cappuccio with Muti on the podium. The production was commissioned for the 2007 Festival di Pentecoste (and co-produced for the Ravenna Festival) with thankfully no castrati this time.
The other Friday, May 25 appointment for Ruggero (that he already said he would not attend) is with Muti's daughter Chiara, who starred in the director's 2004 movie Il sorriso dell'ultima notte, that will be replaying at Il Politecnico Fandango in Rome until May 31.
I don’t know…if we were in Ruggero’s shoes, how would we have ever decided which event to attend?! On one hand you have the ravishing (albeit a pretty wooden actress, in all her beauty) Chiara...and on the other you have the hotness that is Riccardo. Chiara's cute (and she can make things move without touching them: yes, that was cleverly-crafted joke) but she's not really my type so thanks n e way/ I guess i'd pick Muti, too, but only if he promised to hold me afterwards, but you know he wouldn't...he'd have like some obscure 18th century scores to study.
And what has our lovely Chiara been up to lately? omg u wont believe:: It comes to light in the article that while living in Paris and waiting for a few films to hit the screen this autumn, she is preparing for a recital/play with pianist Paolo Restani about the life of Mozart, which will debut on June 4 at Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi di Salerno. Let's hope she makes her daddy proud.
Speaking of hawtness, this is Muti's son, Domenico, avid soccer player.
This is the Muti family in 2001:
Now, to try and recover from all the hawtness, here's a nice piece by the Maestro himself in the online Welt, where he explains his work among the dusty shelves of the Conservatorio San Pietro a Maiella, the archives where he unearthed all those 18th century forgotten gems.