Riccardo Massi

Tenore

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Opera Now cover interview

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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

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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 role and Franco Vassallo as Scarpia. Maestro Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts the series of three performances running through March 29, 2018. Last...

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Riccardo Massi to return to Covent Garden as Cavaradossi

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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 Massi just earned accolades for his Cavaradossi at the Palm Beach Opera, where according to the Palm Beach Daily Post he “cut a handsome romantic...

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Riccardo Massi as Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Palm Beach Opera

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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, Opera Australia in Sydney and at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London alongside Angela Gheorgiu and under the musical direction of Plácido...

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Feature Il Resto del Carlino

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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

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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 will conduct. “Cavaradossi is an idealistic man who is willing to pay with his life for what he believes in. It is impossible not to love this...

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Riccardo Massi to return to the Bolshoi Theatre as Des Grieux

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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 Lescaut and Alexander Naumenko as Geronte de Ravoir. Riccardo Massi has developed a special affinity with this part, having also sung it in a new...

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Clash of dates / cancellation Foresto in “Attila”

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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 Verdi and I was excited at the prospect of making my debut as Foresto in Attila under his splendid direction. Cari Amici, Uno sfortunato accavallarsi di...

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Radamès in Aida in Hong Kong

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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 Amonasro, and Has Jiang Tian as Ramfis. Radamès is one of Riccardo’s most important roles. He made his professional operatic debut as Radamès in...

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Los Angeles Opera debut as Don José in “Carmen”

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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 September 28. The Italian tenor has already performed Bizet’s masterpieces in prestigious opera companies such as the Deutsche Oper Berlin and...

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