On March 1, 2019 Riccardo Massi will return to the Nationaltheater Mannheim as Pinkerton in a one-off gala performance of Madama Butterfly. He will sing alongside Asmik Grigorian as Cio-Cio-San, and Benjamin Reiners will conduct.

This will be Massi’s second gala performance at the Nationaltheater, having first sung there in a very successful 2017 gala performance of Un ballo in maschera with Sondra Radvanovsky. Following the gala, Massi will sing Pinkerton at the Bavarian State Opera. Further engagements this season include Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Washington National Opera and the Dresden Semperoper, and Pollione in Norma at the Munich Opera Festival.