Riccardo Massi

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Tosca at Semperoper Dresden

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Tosca at Semperoper Dresden

On September 12, 2019, Riccardo Massi will sing the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca in the Johannes Schaaf production at the Semperoper Dresden, under the musical direction of Maestro Daniele Callegari, the first of a series of three performances running through September 21. He will share the stage with Emily Magee as the titular heroine and Andrzej Dobber as Scarpia. The Marches-born tenor reprises the role of Cavaradossi at the Semperoper Dresden after having already performed it there just a few months ago, in June 2019, and in the...

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Pollione in “Norma” at the Munich Opera Festival

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Pollione in “Norma” at the Munich Opera Festival

On June 30, Riccardo Massi will sing Pollione in Norma at the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Munich Opera Festival. The production will feature staging by Jürgen Rose and will be conducted by Andrea Battistoni. Massi will sing alongside Carmen Giannattasio, Angela Brower, Mika Kares, Freddie De Tommaso, and Selene Zanetti. The second and final performance will take place on July 3, 2019. Massi returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper after successful performances there as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly this past April. As Pollione, he has...

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Riccardo Massi interviewed by DNN

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Riccardo Massi interviewed by DNN

Riccardo Massi replied to the questionary of the newspaper Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten:

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Cavaradossi in “Tosca” at Dresden Semperoper

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Cavaradossi in “Tosca” at Dresden Semperoper

On June 1 and 7, 2019 Riccardo Massi will return to the Dresden Semperoper to sing Cavaradossi in Tosca, in the Johannes Schaaf production. Stefano Ranzani will conduct. He will be joined by Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), and John Lundgren (Scarpia), among others. Massi comes to this production immediately after singing Cavaradossi at the Washington National Opera in May 2019, during which he made a highly successful house debut: critics lauded him as the “highlight of the evening” (Washington...

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Interview with Washington Classical Review

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Interview with Washington Classical Review

Riccardo Massi had a chat with Washington Classical Review about Cavaradossi in “Tosca” at the Washington National Opera and much more. Here is the link: From stuntman to opera singer, tenor Massi brings a range of skills to WNO’s...

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Riccardo Massi sings Cavaradossi at Washington National Opera

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Riccardo Massi sings Cavaradossi at Washington National Opera

On May 11, 2019 Riccardo Massi will appear as Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Washington National Opera, making his house debut. The production will be conducted by Speranza Scappucci and feature staging by Ethan McSweeny. There will be five further performances running through May 25, 2019. Keri Alkema will sing the title role, and Alan Held will sing Scarpia.   Massi is in high demand as Cavaradossi, regularly appearing at top opera houses. Last season alone he sang it at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, returning after his performance...

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Riccardo Massi sings Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in Munich

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Riccardo Massi sings Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in Munich

On April 5, 2019 Riccardo Massi will return to the Bavarian State Opera as B.F. Pinkerton in the Wolfe Busse staging of Madama Butterfly, conducted by Daniele Callegari. The cast will also feature Ermonela Jaho in the title role, Annalisa Stroppa as Suzuki and Boris Pinkhasovich as Sharpless, among others. There will be two further performances, on April 7 and 12. Antonino Fogliani will conduct the performance on April 12. Massi comes to the Bavarian State Opera as Pinkerton after having sung the role in a very successful gala performance in...

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Des Grieux in “Manon Lescaut” at the Bolshoi Theatre

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Des Grieux in “Manon Lescaut” at the Bolshoi Theatre

On March 23, 2019 Riccardo Massi will return to the Bolshoi Theatre as Des Grieux in the Adolf Shapiro production of Manon Lescaut. Anton Grishanin will conduct. Elena Razgulyaeva will sing Manon; Maxim Aniston Lescaut; Vyacheslav Pochapsky Geronte; and Giorgi Sturua Edmondo. The Bolshoi’s Shapiro staging of Manon Lescaut has special significance for Riccardo Massi: the production’s 2016 premiere, in which he sang Des Grieux, functioned not only as his role debut but his Bolshoi house debut as well. That same year, Massi premiered...

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Gala performance of “Madama Butterfly” in Mannheim

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Gala performance of “Madama Butterfly” in Mannheim

On March 1, 2019 Riccardo Massi will return to the Nationaltheater Mannheim as Pinkerton in a one-off gala performance of Madama Butterfly. He will sing alongside Asmik Grigorian as Cio-Cio-San, and Benjamin Reiners will conduct. This will be Massi’s second gala performance at the Nationaltheater, having first sung there in a very successful 2017 gala performance of Un ballo in maschera with Sondra Radvanovsky. Following the gala, Massi will sing Pinkerton at the Bavarian State Opera. Further engagements this season include Cavaradossi...

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Un ballo in maschera at the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow

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Un ballo in maschera at the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow

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...

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