Debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires
On May 29, 2018 Riccardo Massi will make his debut at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires as Radamès in Aida, in a production with stage concept and set designs by Roberto Oswald conducted by Maestro Carlos Vieu, the first of a series of four performances running through June 5, 2018. He will share the stage with Latonia Moore as Aida, Nadia Krasteva as Amneris, Mark Rucker as Amonasro and Roberto Scandiuzzi as Ramfis.
“I am honored to make my debut at the Teatro Colón, one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, whose stage has been graced by the greatest singers of the past and the present”, states the Italian tenor. “I am elated to make such an important debut in one of my favorite roles, Radamès, which has led me to most of the major international opera companies as well as serving as my Metropolitan Opera debut. This role is undoubtedly very onerous, but in my opinion also well written: the aria “Celeste Aida” is no easy task to tackle, right at the beginning of the opera, but Verdi’s “ligne du chant” is so wonderful that compensates every difficulty.”
After this Aida in Buenos Aries, Riccardo Massi’s engagements for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons include Radamès in Aida for Opera Australia in Sydney, his role debut as Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at the Opéra de Marseille, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the National Theatre Mannheim and the Bavarian State Opera Munich, Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Washington National Opera and at the Semperoper Dresden, and Pollione in Norma at the Bavarian State Opera Munich.
Information about Aida at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires:
Aida: Latonia Moore; Radamès: Riccardo Massi; Amneris: Nadia Krasteva; Amonasro: Mark Rucker; Ramfis: Roberto Scandiuzzi; Il re: Lucas Debevec Mayer; Una sacerdotessa: Marisú Pavón; Il messaggero: Raul Iriarte
Carlos Vieu, conductor; Roberto Oswald (Stage Concept and Sets Design)
Performances: May 29, 31; June 3, 5, 2018