RICCARDO MASSI TENOR
Who I am
Riccardo Massi quickly established himself as one of the most in-demand Italian tenors internationally, garnering great success playing the heroes of Puccini and Verdi. A specialist in the art of the use of ancient and medieval weapons, before embarking on a career as an opera singer, he enjoyed a flourishing career as a Stuntman; He has participated in various films including Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," ABC's miniseries "Empire," and HBO's series "Rome."
Riccardo Massi perfected his vocal technique under the guidance of David Holst. In 2007 He was invited to join theAccademia della Scala; 2009 was the year of his operatic debut in Salerno as Radamès in Aida under the baton of Maestro Daniel Oren.
In 2012 Massi made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the role of Radames in. Aida, which he also sang at the Houston Grand Opera in 2013. In the same year he debuted in the role of Enzo Grimaldi in La Gioconda in concert form at the Concertgebeouw in Amsterdam with soprano Eva Maria Westbroek and conducted by Maestro Bruno Bartoletti, and at the Bayerische Sta atsoper in Munich and Staatsoper in Berlin in Tosca.
FUTURE PROJECTS 2022/23: Norma at the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona; Tosca in Toulon and Genoa; Madama Butterfly in Bordeaux; Aida in Detroit and Herodiade in Düsseldorf.
Notable engagements include his debut in the role of Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut at the Bol'šoj Theatre in Moscow and in a new production at the Staatsoper Berlin, his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Cavaradossi in 2014 under the musical direction of Placido Domingo, a role he reprised at Covent Garden in the 2015/2016 and 2017/2018 seasons, his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Radamès in 2012, a role he reprised at the Met in 2017, his debut at the New National Theatre in Tokyo as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, his debut in the role of Andrea Chénier at the Royal Swedish Opera, Tosca at the Sydney Opera House and the Semperoper in Dresden, Turandot at the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour(Opera Australia), the Bregenz Festival and theZurich Opera, his debut in the role of Rodolfo in Luisa Miller in Melbourne(Opera Australia), Don Alvaro in the La forza del destino at the Sydney Opera House, Milio in Zazà Leoncavallo's at London's Barbican Hall (recorded for Opera Rara), the Messa da Requiem Verdi's at Geneva's Grand Théâtre, Un ballo in maschera at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Aida at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Don José in Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Pollione in Norma at the Baths of Caracalla, his debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Norwegian National Opera, Manrico ne Il trovatore in Toronto and Calaf in Turandot alongside Nina Stemme at the Royal Swedish Opera. He also participated in 2014 in a gala concert together with renowned soprano Anna Netrebko at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysees.
Engagements in the 2017/2018 season include Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Palm Beach Opera and with the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Ansan and Seoul, the debut at the Hamburg Staatsoper in the Requiem Mass Verdi's Don José in Carmen Los Angeles Opera debut, Radames in a new production of Aida at the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong Opera and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, as well as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
The Marche tenor's 2019/2020 season engagements include a return to the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Calaf in Turandot, Manrico in Il trovatore at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Cavaradossi at the Semperoper in Dresden and Radamès in a new production of Aida and a gala concert at the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg
In the 2018/2019 season, he made his debut in the role of Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at the Marseille Opera, sang Manrico in Il trovatore at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera at the Bolshoi in Moscow, Pinkerton in a gala performance of Madama Butterfly at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Washington National Opera and the Semperoper in Dresden, and Pollione in Norma at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.
In the 2021/2022 season, he debuted Don Carlo at the Semperoper in Dresden, Tosca at the Royal Oper house in London, participated in the AIDS Gala at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and made his debut at the Carlo Felice theater in Genoa with Puccini's Manon Lescaut .He returned to Hamburg with Aida and made his debut at the Wiesbaden festival with Don Carlo.