Speaking of birthdays . . .

Happy 70th birthday and “buon compleanno,” Maestro Riccardo Muti! All best wishes to you from your friends in Chicago, and “in bocca al lupo” for this week’s Macbeth in Salzburg.

Greatly looking forward to your return to Chicago this fall. It’s going to be a great season.

Addition: This just in . . . a birthday greeting from members of the Orchestra from the Ravinia Festival.