On February 20, 2019 Riccardo Massi returns to the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow as Riccardo in the season premier of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera in a staging by Davide Livermore conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti. Tatjana Serjan will sing Amelia, Vladimir Stoyanov Renato, Nadia Krasteva Ulrica and Anna Aglatova Oscar. Riccardo Massi will sing a total of three performances with the last show taking place on February 24.
The Italian tenor is highly acclaimed for his interpretations of Verdi roles. As Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera, Massi has won acclaim in past performances in the 2014/2015 season at La Monnaie in Brussels and in a gala performance alongside Sondra Radvanovsky at the Nationaltheater Mannheim in the 2016/2017 season.
Riccardo Massi made his house debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Cavaradossi in Tosca andreturned to Moscow for a new staging of Manon Lescaut in 2016, making his role debut as Des Grieux.