Italian tenor Riccardo Massi is rapidly earning international recognition as an exciting spinto tenor.A specialist in the handling of ancient and medieval weapons, he financed his musical studies working as a stuntman in several films including Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, ABC’s Empire,and in HBO’s Rome.
He made his operatic debut in December of 2009 as Radames in Aida in Salerno under Daniel Oren. He subsequently sang his first Cavaradossi inTosca with the Landestheater Salzburg and then added Pollione in Norma to his repertoire in Lima, Peru. Massi made his German operatic debut in October 2010 as Cavaradossi at the Staatsoper Berlin.
He subsequently debuted at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste as Jacopo Foscari in Verdi’s I Due Foscari and at the Teatro dell‘Opera di Roma in Rome as Arrigo in La Battaglia di Legnano.
In the autumn of 2011, He made his debut in Amsterdam as Enzo Grimaldo in a concert performance of La Gioconda at the Concertgebeouw with Eva Maria Westbroek,under Bruno Bartoletti. He made his debut with Tosca at Bayerische staatsoper,in Munich.
In the Winter of 2012 he sung Tosca at Teatro Regio di Torino,and made his french debut with Tosca in Paris at Theatre Des Champs Elysees. In February 2012 he made his Debut at Metropolitan Opera House in Aida,with Violeta Urmana.
In may 2012 he sung Tosca in Avignon,and in july Norma in Rome,Terme di Caracalla.
in October 2012 he made his debut in Toronto as Manrico in Il Trovatore,and in December he sung for the first time Riccardo in Un Ballo In Maschera,in Basel,Switzerland.
In February 2013 came the debut in Turandot in Stockholm,at Royal Swedish Opera,with the soprano Nina Stemme.
In July 2013 he made his Debut in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino at Sydney Opera House,Australia.
In January 2014 arrives the debut in Andrea Chenier at Stockholm opera house.
In June 2014 The debut at Covent Garden,Royal Opera House with Tosca: Conductor Placido Domingo.
In july 2014 a concert in Paris at Theatre des Champs-Elysèes with soprano Anna Netrebko.
August 2014 brings the debut in the role of Pinkerton in Butterfly,at Oslo Opera House,With Soprano Hui He.