Riccardo Massi

Tenore

Opera Now cover interview

Opera Now cover interview

On the occasion of his performances as Cavaradossi in “Tosca” at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Riccardo Massi was interviewed by Amanda Holloway for Opera Now. You can read the May issue with the complete cover feature on the following link:...

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Debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg

Debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg

On March 21, 2018 Riccardo Massi makes his originally scheduled debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg as Cavaradossi in Tosca. His unexpected debut at the prestigious German opera house took place on March 17, when he jumped in for a colleague in the tenor solo part of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. In Robert Carsen’s Tosca production Riccardo shares the stage with Angela Gheorghiu in the title...

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Riccardo Massi to return to Covent Garden as Cavaradossi

Riccardo Massi to return to Covent Garden as Cavaradossi

On February 17, 2018 Riccardo Massi will return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London as Cavaradossi in Tosca, in a production by Jonathan Kent and under the musical direction of Plácido Domingo, the first of a series of three performances running through March 3, 2018, in which he will share the stage with Martina Serafin in the title role and Marco Vratogna as Scarpia. Riccardo...

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Riccardo Massi as Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Palm Beach Opera

Riccardo Massi as Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Palm Beach Opera

On January 26 and 28, 2018 Riccardo Massi will sing Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Palm Beach Opera. The production is by Fenlon Lamb and Maestro David Stern will conduct. He will share the stage with Keri Alkema in the title role and Michael Chioldi as Scarpia. Cavaradossi is one of Riccardo Massi’s most performed roles, having already sung it at the Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera,...

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Feature Il Resto del Carlino

Feature Il Resto del Carlino

The Italian newspaper Il Resto del Carlino announced Riccardo’s 2017/18 engagements. Next up: Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Palm Beach Opera opening on January 26. In February and March he’ll sing the same role at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and at the Staatsoper Hamburg (house debut)....

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Riccardo Massi in Tosca in South Korea

Riccardo Massi in Tosca in South Korea

On November 23 and 25, 2017 Riccardo Massi will sing Mario Cavaradossi in concert performances of Tosca with the KBS Symphony Orchestra in South Korea. The performance on November 23 will take place at the Ansan Arts Center, the second performance on November 25 at the Seoul Arts Center. Soprano Ekaterina Metlova will sing the title role and baritone Franco Vassallo that of Scarpia. Yoel Levi...

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Riccardo Massi to return to the Bolshoi Theatre as Des Grieux

Riccardo Massi to return to the Bolshoi Theatre as Des Grieux

On October 25, 2017, Riccardo Massi will return to the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, almost one year to the day since he made his role debut at the same opera house. The production is by Adolf Shapiro and Anton Grishanin will conduct the three performances running through October 29. He will share the stage with Ainhoa Arteta in the title role, Igor Golovatenko as...

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Clash of dates / cancellation Foresto in “Attila”

Dear Friends, An unfortunate clash of dates has forced to me to cancel Attila. This decision makes me extremely sad and I apologize to all the people who were expecting to hear me sing in Lyon. I always love singing for French audiences, and was really looking forward to making my debut at L’Opéra De Lyon. Maestro Daniele Rustioni and I have already worked together twice on works by Giuseppe...

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Radamès in Aida in Hong Kong

Radamès in Aida in Hong Kong

On October 10, 2017, Riccardo Massi will make his Hong Kong Opera debut as Radamès in Aida in a production by Jean-Louis Grinda conducted by Maestro Xu Zhong. This is the first of a series of three performances running through October 14, 2017. He will share the stage with Hui He and Marjorie Owens alternating in the title role, Violeta Urmana as Amneris, Reginald Smith Jr. and Sun Li as...

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Los Angeles Opera debut as Don José in “Carmen”

Los Angeles Opera debut as Don José in “Carmen”

On September 9, 2017 Riccardo Massi will make his Los Angeles Opera debut as Don José in a Ron Daniels production of Carmen that will inaugurate L.A. Opera’s 2017/2018 season. Conducted by Maestro James Conlon, he will appear alongside Ana María Martínez in the title role, Amanda Woodbury as Micäela and Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo. It will be the first of four performances running through...

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Il trovatore at the Budapest Summer Festival

Il trovatore at the Budapest Summer Festival

RICCARDO MASSI TO STAR AS MANRICO IN IL TROVATORE AT THE BUDAPEST SUMMER FESTIVAL On July 28 and 30, 2017 Riccardo Massi will star as Manrico in Il trovatore at the Budapest Summer Festival in a production by László Vámos conducted by Balázs Kocsár. Alongside him Dinara Alieva will sing the role of Leonora, Mihály Kálmándy that of Count of Luna and Ildikó Komlósi will be Azucena. “Manrico is one...

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“Un ballo in maschera” in Mannheim alongside Sondra Radvanovsky

“Un ballo in maschera” in Mannheim alongside Sondra Radvanovsky

Riccardo Massi in a gala performance of Un ballo in maschera at the Nationaltheater Mannheim On July 15, 2017 Riccardo Massi will star as Gustavo (Riccardo) in a gala performance of Un ballo in maschera conducted by Benjamin Reiners at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, with Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia and Jorge Lagunes as Anckarström (Renato). “Gustavo, or – as it is more commonly known – Riccardo...

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Don José in “Carmen” in Taiwan

Don José in “Carmen” in Taiwan

RICCARDO MASSI AS DON JOSÉ IN CARMEN AT THE 2017 KAOHSIUNG SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL IN TAIWAN On June 2 and 4, 2016, Riccardo Massi will sing the role of Don José at the Taiwan KSAF in a Matthew Barclay production of Carmen conducted by Chin-Chin Yang, alongside Kirstin Chávez in the title role. “Matthew Barclay’s production is as a whole traditional”, says Riccardo Massi about this...

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Calaf in “Turandot” at Oper Köln

Calaf in “Turandot” at Oper Köln

On April 27, 2017 Riccardo Massi will make his Cologne Opera debut as Calaf in a Lydia Steier production of Turandot conducted by Claude Schnitzler, the first of six performances running through May 14, 2107. He will perform alongside Catherine Foster / Mlada Khudoley in the title role, Guanquin Yu / Ivana Rusko as Liù and Mika Kares / Lucas Singer as Timur. Since his 2013 role debut at the...

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Radames in “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera

Radames in “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera

RICCARDO MASSI TO RETURN TO THE METROPOLITAN OPERA AS RADAMES IN AIDA On April 10, 2017 Riccardo Massi returns to the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Radames in Aida, in the historical Sonja Frisell production conducted by Daniele Rustioni. Krassimira Stoyanova and Latonia Moore will share the title role, Violeta Urmana will be Amneris, George Gagnidze will sing the role of Amonasro and James...

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Debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo in “Madama Butterfly”

Debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo in “Madama Butterfly”

RICCARDO MASSI TO MAKE HIS HOUSE DEBUT AS PINKERTON IN MADAMA BUTTERFLY AT THE NEW NATIONAL THEATRE IN TOKYO. On February 2, 2017 Riccardo Massi will make his New National Theatre Tokyo debut as F.B. Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, in a production by Tamiya Kuriyama conducted by Maestro Philippe Auguin. The series of four performances will run through February 11, 2017. Riccardo...

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DVD “Turandot” at the Sydney Harbour

DVD “Turandot” at the Sydney Harbour

Chen Shi-Zheng’s spectacular production of Turandot, recorded at the Sydney Harbour earlier this year with Riccardo Massi as Calaf, Dragana Radakovic​ in the title role, Hyeseoung Kwon as Liù and conducted by Brian Castles-Onion has been released on DVD:...

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Cover interview with DAS OPERNGLAS

Cover interview with DAS OPERNGLAS

“Riccardo Massi – from stuntman to star tenor” Prior to the premiere of Manon Lescaut at the Berlin State Opera, the German magazine DAS OPERNGLAS published an extensive cover interview with Riccardo Massi in their December issue. Read the interview on the magazine’s website: http://bit.ly/2gEUza6 Riccardo will sing Des Grieux in the premiere of Manon Lescaut at the...

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Manon Lescaut at the Berliner Staatsoper im Schillertheater

Manon Lescaut at the Berliner Staatsoper im Schillertheater

In December Riccardo Massi will perform Des Grieux in a new production of Manon Lescaut at the Staatsoper im Schillertheater, Berlin. In Jürgen Flimm’s staging Anna Nechaeva will sing the title role, Roman Trekel Lescaut, Franz Hawlata Geronte and Stephan Rügamer Edmondo. Mikhail Tatarnikov will conduct. There will be six performances on December 4, 8, 11, 16, 19 & 22, 2016. More...

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Debut as Des Grieux and at the Bolshoi Theatre

Debut as Des Grieux and at the Bolshoi Theatre

On October 18, 2016 Riccardo Massi will make his role debut as Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in a new production at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow. This will also be his debut at the famous Russian opera house. Ainhoa Arteta will sing the title role, Jader Benjamini will conduct. There will be three performances on October 18, 20 and 23.
More information on
http://www.bolshoi.ru/en/performances/1009/roles/#20161018190000

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Riccardo Massi’s Calaf in the cinemas and on TV

Riccardo Massi’s Calaf in the cinemas and on TV

In September you can enjoy Riccardo Massi’s Calaf in Turandot in cinemas worldwide and on television. On several dates the stunning production recorded at the Sydney Harbour in March 2016 will be screened in cinemas worldwide: http://www.turandotonsydneyharbour.com/ And on September 17 at 8:15 pm CET the production from the Bregenz Festival 2015 will be shown on the Austrian TV channel...

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