Riccardo Massi

Tenore

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Digital operatic gala in St. Petersburg

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Digital operatic gala in St. Petersburg

On November 12, 2019, Riccardo Massi will take part in the Digital Operatic Gala at the Mikhalovsky Theatre St. Petersburg, the only tenor in a stellar cast including Albina Shagimuratova, Valentina Nafornita, Tatiana Melnychenko, Olesya Petrova, Alexander Markeev, and Boris Pinkhasovich, under the musical direction of Maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius. The International Digital OPERA 2.0, which features music by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Franz Lehár,...

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Opera gala with Anna Netrebko in Copenhagen

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Opera gala with Anna Netrebko in Copenhagen

On November 9, 2019, Riccardo Massi will join Anna Netrebko and Christopher Maltman in an operatic gala concert at the Copenhagen Concert Hall under the musical direction of Maestro Claudio Vandelli, replacing fellow tenor Yusif Eyvazov. The Italian tenor and the Russian soprano, who had previously sang together in concert at the Théâtre des Champs Élisées Paris in 2014, will perform arias and duets by Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini. After this Copenhagen appearance, Riccardo Massi’s upcoming engagements include Radamès in Aida...

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Tosca at Semperoper Dresden

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Tosca at Semperoper Dresden

On November 1, 2019, Riccardo Massi will sing Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Semperoper Dresden in a production by Johannes Schaaf under the musical direction of Antonino Fogliani; an additional performance will take place on November 14, 2019. He will share the stage with Kristine Opolais in the title role and Andrzej Dobber as Scarpia. Riccardo just returned to Europe from the USA, where he was heard in another Puccini role, as Calaf in acclaimed performances of Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, earning critical praise for his...

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Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera

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Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera

On October 19, 23 and 26, 2019, Riccardo Massi will sing Calaf in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera, in the legendary Franco Zeffirelli production and under the musical direction of Maestros Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Marco Armiliato. He will share the stage with Christine Goerke in the title role, Eleonora Buratto and Gabriella Reyes as Liù, and James Morris as Timur. Riccardo Massi considers Calaf as one of his favorite and most performed roles, having it sung in several high-profile productions for major opera companies, including a new...

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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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