On March 7, 12 and 15, 2020, Riccardo Massi will perform the role of Manrico in Il trovatore at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, in a production by Olivier Py under the musical direction of Maestro Francesco Ivan Ciampa. He will sing alongside Anja Harteros as Leonora, Okka von der Damerau as Azucena, Vladislav Sulimsky as Conte di Luna and Bálint Szabó as Ferrando.
Riccardo Massi made his role debut as Manrico at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto in 2012, subsequently reprising it at the Budapest Festival and at the Teatro Comunale Bologna. Roles he has performed at the Bavarian State Opera, where he will return this coming July as Cavaradossi in Tosca, include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Pollione in Norma and Cavaradossi.
Other upcoming engagements for the Italian tenor include his role debut as Zamoro in Alzira at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Liège, Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and a gala concert Klassik under Sternen with Elīna Garanča at the Göttweig Abbey in Austria.
Information about Il trovatore at the Bavarian State Opera:
Manrico: Riccardo Massi; Leonora: Anja Harteros; Azucena: Okka von der Damerau; Conte di Luna: Vladislav Sulimsky; Ferrando: Bálint Szabo; Ines: Selene Zanetti; Ruiz: Galeano Salas; Uno zingaro: Christian Valle: un messaggero: Andres Agudelo
Francesco Ivan Ciampa, conductor; Olivier Py, stage director
Performances: March 7, 12, 15, 2020